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FireRescue1 Academy's training courses feature actual case studies and fast-paced, high-energy videos. The courses are accompanied by interactive training for first responders, EMTs, paramedics and firefighters. FireRescue1 Academy is the only education company to partner with the IAFF for EMS continuing education.
It’s also the home of the popular Medic Monthly training series. Medic Monthly is the highest-energy and most engaging online continuing education series for first responders, EMTs, and paramedics.
Fire service stress: Firefighters reflect on the impact of the job
Study reveals firefighters’ feelings about the trauma witnessed on the job and its impact on homelife and emotions
Training Day: Residential fireground tactics
A review of basic fire development, tactical approaches and residential building construction
How mentoring can foster officer development
Two officers offer their insights into the benefits of mentorship
Three steps to collaborative fire service leadership
An evolving skill set, a focus on communication and new approaches to firefighter training will help to change the culture in the fire service
The fire command experiential
Firefighter training emphasizing experiential learning, combined with inquiry and observation can improve fireground decision making
Recognizing PTSD symptoms in firefighters
Four common behavioral symptoms exhibited by firefighters suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder
Rookies aren’t servants: Go train them
It’s our responsibility to mold and train new firefighters in every aspect of the job, because failure to perform has dire consequences
Training Tip: Use Google Docs for firefighter training
Use Dropbox, Box and Google Drive to improve collaboration and efficiency with training documents and student handouts
Situational awareness must be taught and practiced
Live action training and incident debriefings are key to empowering firefighters to be active participants and contributors to a safe emergency response
School is in, is your active shooter response ready?
Pre-plan your involvement in rescue task forces, lock-downs, controlled campuses, limited access and active threat plans
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