As with all of our classes, we stress under-staffed companies and limited manpower
LECTURE / DISCUSSION
We do not like to use the term "lecture". We view it as more of a discussion or an interactive sharing of information. We strive for an audience-interactive learning environment utilizing Power Point presentations and simulator software. Our Power Point presentations include tactical photographs from the best fire photographers in the business. Through the use of photos taken throughout the country and discussion, we drive home size-up, firefighter safety and basic firefighting operations.
The "Lecture/Discussion" class-type may be useful when class enrollment may be larger than what can be managed for hands-on training sessions. Additionally, lectures provide an excellent alternative for the months of the year where intense heat/humidity or deep freeze can render outdoor training distracting or dangerous. There is no "maximum attendance" on Lecture/Discussion classes as our instructors are used to large-venues.
Hands-on classes are highly interactive instruction and discussion taking place at a fixed-drill facility or building, a training area or the firehouse. Almost all of the topics listed below can be adapted in the case that an acquired structure is unavailable. We will need an estimated attendance so that an adequate number of instructors will be present to best facilitate your class.
Has your department recently acquired or will soon acquire a structure that can be utilized for hands-on training? Let us step in and assist your Training Division. We will teach one or more of the courses listed below, or we can work with your training staff to create a unique class designed for the specific acquired structure using your procedures and manpower. We will need an estimated attendance so that an adequate number of instructors will be present to best facilitate your class.
Our most popular request is a combination of two types listed above. With the combination class, the lecture/discussion classes are backed up with hands-on applications. It is proven that classroom and hands-on reinforcement is the best way to learn a new skill or idea. We are very flexible with combination classes. Some departments request a one day (8-hour) class with a discussion/lecture in the morning reinforced with hands-on skills in the afternoon. Yet, other departments have requested a one day (8-hour) discussion/lecture which is backed up by a full second day of hands-on training. Whatever your need, we will do our best to suit your department and it's training needs. We will need an estimated attendance so that an adequate number of instructors will be present to best facilitate your class.