Courses of Change
- CALCULATED RISK. Colletti, Dominic; Davis, Larry // Fire Chief;Apr2004, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p48
Discusses the use of appropriate acquired structures to provide skills training of both new and veteran firefighters in safely dealing with fireground conditions in the U.S. Concern on continued injuries and fatalities among firefighters due to inability to recognize building collapse; Four...
- No Substitute. Colleti, Dominic; Davis, Larry // Fire Chief;Feb2003, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p44
Discusses factors to be considered during live-fire training of fire fighters in the U.S. Training use of repetitive-use buildings or acquired structures; Safety issues associated with live-fire training; Role of the fire agency; Tiered learning approach.
- Overhauling your organizational goals. Shouldis, William // Fire Engineering;Aug96, Vol. 149 Issue 8, p22
Presents an officer development program that aims to improve the educational methodology in human resource management of fire services. Fundamental philosophy behind the program; Fire cause investigation; Fire prevention; Public's demand for improved performance and controlled costs; Training...
- HOW FIREFIGHTERS LEARN ON THE JOB. Sandleben, Otto // Fire Engineering;Aug2002, Vol. 155 Issue 8, p109
Focuses on the on-the-job training of fire fighters. Definition of on-the-job training; Importance of social learning; Factors influencing to on-the-job training.
- Look to New Learning Strategies in New Year. Linstrom, John // Fire Chief;Jan2004, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p28
Examines learning strategies for firefighters in the United States. Types of training; Maintenance of hazardous material certifications; Importance of hands-on training.
- MAP TO AVOID TRANSITION LANDMINES. Weber, Bradley D. // Fire Chief;May2004, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p70
Discusses factors to be avoided by fire departments planning to shift to a combined volunteer and paid firefighter staff in the United States. Need to avoid the feeling of separation between the volunteers and the career staff; Chain-of-command problems; Gap in training.
- Preparing Future Officers. // Fire Engineering;Jul2008, Vol. 161 Issue 7, p40
The article highlights the steps taken by various fire departments in the U.S. to prepare future officers. Lewisville Fire Department chief Rick Lasky, Western Reserve Joint Fire District chief David Comstock Jr. and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One chief Ron Hiraki details the initiatives taken by...
- The 'I' in Team. Alter, Jeff // Fire Chief;Nov2007, Vol. 51 Issue 11, p38
The article focuses on the importance of team work to meet the core mission of a fire rescue department in the U.S. It was claimed that officers must understand the workforce and support their training officers. The training programs must adjust to teaching firefighters the basic concept of the...
- Hiring Mistakes, Continued. Marinucci, Richard // Fire Engineering;May2008, Vol. 161 Issue 5, p34
The article offers advice and insight to U.S. fire service organizations on personnel management. For effective personnel management and in preventing a personnel to become a problem employee, organizations are advised to establish well written and clear policies that comply with applicable laws...