Acceptable Training Activities
My fire department instituted a new training mandate requiring 240 hours annually, in 2011. This is based on an ISO recommendation (I'm told). About 1/2 of those hours include training topics mandated by the regional training officers' organization. The additional hours must come from other training activities but there is some debate between the management as to what is acceptable forms of training. So I was hoping to get some feedback from the forums. What does your fire department/district accept as "other" training to credit towards your annual requirement?
- Physical Training (PT)
- Enhanced medical response courses (PEPP, PALS, PHTLS, ACLS, etc.)
- Daily Engine Checks
- Post Incident performance and review
Thanks in advance for your responses. Please note that we are a combination paid full-time/part-time/volunteer fire department so some of the staff must obtain training in the "other" category to meet the 240 hour requirement.