Firefighters and emergency response teams (ERT) have a complex number of skills they need to maintain. It’s therefore important that firefighter training programs reflect what they could be confronted within the real world.
Design and development of firefighter training programs
Many organisations use quite informal training scenarios to ensure an appropriate level of firefighter competency is maintained. Also, there are a number of aspects to firefighter training programs. In addition, enhancing their capability by adding theory, semi-practical and general practice skills.
Similarly, most would understand what theory and practical skills involved. Including, semi-practical refers to tabletop exercises and firefighter training program skill testing. Above all, there is a real need to use tabletop exercises to transition from theory to the practical scenarios. So then, the transfer to the fire ground or emergency scene is likely to be more effective.
Generally, it’s beneficial to use local planned out scenarios. Thereby, trainees can imagine within their own mind, how something might unfold adding realism to the training.
Hence, like virtual reality (VR) becomes more popular and available.
Accordingly, there will be options to integrated both tabletop and practical sessions. Incidentally, at the moment this technology is probably unavailable for general firefighter training programs.
Using trainers and assessors to update skills
The National Training Framework has allowed professionals managing firefighter training programs to better understand what should be included. Subsequently, the Units of Competency are put together by industry experts and provide a great guide. As a rule, they can be manipulated to suit local programs which makes them very relevant within the emergency services industry.
Firefighter skills programs and Syncretic Training Group Pty Ltd
Our trainers and assessor have spent many years in the emergency services. Thus, providing relevant and suitable firefighter training programs. In most disciplines including, but not limited too, breathing apparatus, hose handling and pumping operations, As well as, search and rescue, grass and bushfires, hazmat and command and control.
Furthermore, we generally work with organizations onsite using equipment they know and understand. In particular, travelling Australia Wide and work on a structured program with managers before we conduct any of the firefighter training. In short, all of our sessions include theory and practical components using the local resources to ensure realistic scenarios.[/vc_column_text]
Providing command and control and leadership
In terms of problem-solving on the fire-ground, its suggested that a leadership component is included for all firefighters.
Where there are firefighters training for promotion or advancement, we can provide extensive training and assessment if required. We are always guided by the client but use our experience to ensure the training is high quality and beneficial.