TITLE

Train for Competence, Not Just Attendance

AUTHOR(S)
Buckman III, John M.
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Nov2004, Vol. 48 Issue 11, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the importance for fire departments in the United States to train their fire fighters to emphasize competence and not just attendance. Recognition of the pitfalls commonly committed by participating fire fighters during training programs; Strategies suggested to address the common mistakes of firefighters.
ACCESSION #
15278517

 

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