Training Programs Matter for Today's Changing Fire Service

April 2015
Fire Engineering;Apr2015, Vol. 168 Issue 4, p16
Trade Publication
The article discusses the role played by training programs in changing fire service. Topics discussed include emergency response of fire department, how fire department can overcome time management issues, and the issues of culture encountered by fire department in association with the training program.


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