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    Default question PLEASE help

    PLEASE respond! I need some input! I am doing a 10 page paper for my Associates in Fire Science and have some questions.

    Why doesn't the Fire industry have Continuing Education? Do you think we should? why or why not?

    Thank you for helping a girl out!!

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    I can't speak for every other department, but most departments do participate in some type of continuing education due to ISO requirements. Continuing education is essentially training. ISO requires that each firefighter in our department obtain 279 hours of "fire related training" each year. These 279 hours can be obtained in many ways and are tracked through our Firehouse software for future ISO audits/revalidations.

    AGAIN, I CAN'T SPEAK FOR OTHERS. Every fire department has different requirements set forth by their ISO rating. Even volunteer departments participate in some sort of continuing education/training.

    Writing about ISO training requirements could easily fill up 5 pages of your paper.
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    same response, not sure where you are at, but here there is plenty continuing ed

    now you do not define continuing ed, the classes you are taking could be considered continuiing ed

    the national fire academy has plenty of continuing ed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    same response, not sure where you are at, but here there is plenty continuing ed

    now you do not define continuing ed, the classes you are taking could be considered continuiing ed

    the national fire academy has plenty of continuing ed.
    Ditto, Ohio now requires 18 hours a year.

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    NYS requires 100 hours per year. I'm not sure if that's unique to firefighters holding their 229 (the certification for career municipal firefighters) or if it also includes volunteers.

    If you want an idea about why there is no formal "re certification" and most of these continuing Ed are so formal, look at the thread going on about minimum training standards.

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