Training Operations in Small Departments - Pittsford
Each year, the Vermont Fire Academy hosts National Fire Academy direct delivery courses in an effort to bring fresh, new courses to our responders without the long travel to the National Fire Academy. All classes will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day and are available at no cost. Apply by submitting a General Admission Application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the application deadline listed below.
Training Operations in Small Departments
Location: Vermont Fire Academy - Pittsford
Course Date: June 24 & 25, 2017
Application Deadline: May 8, 2017
This 2-day course is designed to provide students with some basic tools and skills to coordinate training in a small fire/EMS organization. A training function in a smaller department typically may include conducting training drills and coordinating training with a nearby larger city or State training function.Course content includes Leadership issues in fire service training, such as why and how the local training officer must be a catalyst for change, and personal motivators within the department. Identifying the legal issues affecting the training function, including an understanding of a standard of care, and the impact of OSHA and NFPA standards. Safety considerations in training. Marketing training internally. Identifying ways to justify training needs. Resolving training conflicts using appropriate conflict resolution techniques. Selecting and evaluating training curriculum and materials from outside sources. Effective delivery and evaluation of training.