Fire Education Tips

  • Never stop learning

    By Mark van der Feyst I recently addressed a recruit class of new firefighters. I told them to never stop learning. The fire service is an environment where technology, tactics, science and facts c...

  • Outer and inner circles at MVCs

    By Mark van der Feyst Whenever responding to a motor vehicle accident, it is always good to establish the outer and inner perimeters. The outer perimeter is for the entire accident scene and the in...

  • Use training time wisely

    Keeping the crew busy with work of any kind might look like a good strategy, but be careful. Firefighters know when they are being given busy work and will rebel against it, making a morale problem...

  • Leadership and the stages of team development

    By Linda F. WillingRealWorld Training & ConsultingThe way groups of people develop into teams can be characterized by the model "Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing." In each phase, groups have dif...

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