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ISFSI President Chief Peter Van Dorpe connects fire service training and research

Exploring the many reasons fire service leaders should engage fire behavior research into tactical training

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On this episode of the Side Alpha Podcast, Fire Chief (ret.) Peter Van Dorpe, president of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, addresses the pandemic’s impact on training efforts, key research types that firefighters of all levels should embrace in training, how to not feel intimidated by research, and much more.

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