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The Question
by FR1 Community

What would you change about your fire recruit school experience?

We gathered the most compelling responses and invite you to join in by adding your own opinion in the comment section below

By FireRescue1 Staff

The process of becoming a firefighter is not easy. It requires a heavy amount of patience, hard work, dedication and perseverance.

We asked readers on Facebook to tell us what they would change about their fire recruit school experience. We gathered the most compelling responses and shared them below. We now invite you to join in by adding your own opinion in the comment section below.

"More hands-on training and less classroom time." — Michael Holdren

"The only thing I would ask is that after the test, anything that was wrong or missed be given to the recruit so he or she knows what they missed and what the correct answer is." —Walt Myers

"Additional fire behavior and survival should be made part of the academy. Even a 48-hour course would be way more practical information than the rest of the academy." — Lance Fager

"More practices of forcible entries into a building using the latest equipment." — Ayaz Khattak

"Scenario-based training and they must be staged according to the modern needs and varieties." — Rashid Mahmood

"My Firefighter 1 course was great, but didn’t prepare me at all for car accidents and extrication, which would have been nice." — Eric Secora

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"The Question" section brings together user-generated articles from our Facebook page based on questions we pose to our followers, as well as some of the best content we find on Quora, a question-and-answer website created, edited and organized by its community of users who are often experts in their field. The site aggregates questions and answers for a range of topics, including public safety. The questions and answers featured here on FR1 are posted directly from Quora, and the views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of FR1.

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