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    Quote Originally Posted by conrad427 View Post
    What is a reasonable amount of training for a volunteer? How many hours of quality training?
    I believe an introductory training done by the local FD must be done. This would allow those new firefighters to do support functions. Follow that with Firefighter 1 Certification, whether taught by an outside agency or inhouse, as long as it met the standards during testing. Follow that up with a minimum of 6 hours a month of continual training inhouse. In order to be a driver/operator there should be inhouse training on each rig and I believe that certification as a driver/operator should be included. There also need to be refresher and continual training for driver/operators. One of my past FDs had a seperate 3 hour training every month for driver/operators. Nims must be included, Haz-Mat, CPR or whatever med level you run training and refreshers.

    To me that would be the absolute minimum.
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    The problem with accepting "local standards" is that for every one department that exceeds a national standard, there are 99 that don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    The problem with accepting "local standards" is that for every one department that exceeds a national standard, there are 99 that don't.
    If this is to me I meant that testing for FF1 Certification must be done in compliance with state or national standards and done by whatever testing gency is responsible in tht state for testing for firefighter certification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    If this is to me I meant that testing for FF1 Certification must be done in compliance with state or national standards and done by whatever testing gency is responsible in tht state for testing for firefighter certification.
    wasn't aimed at you -my point is with no national standards -far too much good ole boy cutting a 16 hour class down to four happens a lot. at least around here it does
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