Volunteer Probie training

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Fire425
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Volunteer Probie training

Postby Fire425 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:23 pm

Hello brothers and sisters.

I am a new captain in my station and have recently been given the task of being a mentor to our new probationary Fire fighter. We do our normal training but I want to go beyond that and really challenge my FF to better than previous recruits.

So what I am asking of you brothers and sisters is for ideas. I need multiple ideas for short 5-10 minute training exercises that can challenge him to do on the fly during any down time around the hall. I have a bunch but would like a long list to constantly have new things for him to do.

Thanks for the ideas !!!!! Keep Keen, Do Work!!!

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Postby hmckay91 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:16 am

Consider starting with a format like these...

http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/weeklydrills.php

We go over them as a "5 minute trainer" prior to weekly practices and assign them to newer members to lead the discussions.
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Postby engineco » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:26 pm

One of the biggest things I set out to learn about when I was a probie was the ability to read smoke, Teach them to know whats behind a door before they open the door. Aside from that radio communications and basic knots are both quick things you can run them through.
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Postby Probie91 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:05 pm

Another good idea is running through EMS scenarios. I'm not sure if you guys run them, but if you do, thats a good idea. Also setting up ladders and such, for different reasons, like rescue, or firefighter bailout.


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