Fire Ground Exercises At The Fire Service Area

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I contemplate one of the most important training items in the fire service area that we need to focus on is authentic fire ground exercises. Fire ground training are drills that reflect real-time circumstances on the emergency scene. Our training needs to focus towards our daily tasks, teamwork and most of all teamwork on the emergency scene. Furthermore, in the past quite a few of my training drills came from the International Fire Service Training Association manual or similar resources. While I do believe these sequenced, systematic drills remain, tremendously valuable in foundation training to establish baseline competency. Likewise, consider that real life situations do not always follow training manuals. The purpose of the drills…show more content…
In the Fire service, we have available plenty of basic drills we can train on daily to better ourselves. It seems everyone is trying specialized training, which needed, and forgets to master few of our more tedious items and commonplace Page 8b functions. A number of of these would incorporate pump operations, hose line advancement, fire ground operations. Consequently, the drills we do should be more than by the numbers drills, they should be operations that imitate what we will do at the emergency scene. They should be our “bread and butter” drills that we must get correct, every time. These drills must emulate what we do on the fire ground as a department. The goal should be training that becomes a common reaction and not a focus on what we remember as a one, two, three process. Therefore, an example of a drill that I have used at my department for training is a firefighter calling a Mayday. This is a very commanding evolution in the fire service today, from the low occurrences and the extremely high risk associated with a mayday. The first part of the drill was a review of our mayday policy and the classroom simulation of practicing the mayday. The review would contain recognizing your need of calling a mayday, and then actually calling the mayday. I had fourteen of our personnel call a mayday while in a controlled
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