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    Question department training

    New Lt. on a volunteer department that just got saddled with training. the department had no previous structure to training and basically did no training at all. Does anybody have any training scedules or any information I can use as a template. Any information would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ltfd164
    New Lt. on a volunteer department that just got saddled with training. the department had no previous structure to training and basically did no training at all. Does anybody have any training scedules or any information I can use as a template. Any information would be great.
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    http://www.firehouse.com/training/drills/

    These may or may not help, but it might give you some ideas.

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    First, good luck with the new position & responsibilities!

    It would be a good idea to check with your local fire academy to see what State certifications are recommended to run company drills. I would strongly suggest you take the course(s) - not only to ensure that you're teaching effectively but also to protect yourself. I would also suggest that you become friendly with some of the academy's instructors - the good ones are always looking to help out with advice.

    As per the previous post, there are many good lesson plans on this site.

    You might want to pick up a copy of IFSTA's Instructors' Manual (6th Ed.). There are good tools/instructions for building lesson plans and identifying training needs.

    You should also look to create some forms to track the training progress of your company. You'll need them if something bad happens or if a government entity performs an inspection.

    Plan indoor drills as backups for days when you have inclement weather.

    Your biggest responsibility will be the safety of your company during training. It really makes sense to spend the time to map out and plan a drill to minimize risks. Make sure everyone's gear is up to spec.

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