Fire for Effect: The Lost Art of Realistic Training

August 19, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

The focus is on the impact realism in training has on firefighters. In today's fire service training, we often are faced with having to choose between realism and safety. You will learn how to incorporate both and why it is vital that trainees be exposed to situations as close to real life as possible.

DATE: August 19, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

DURATION: 1 Hour.

CEU: A certificate of attendance will be offered.

The focus is on the impact realism in training has on firefighters. In today’s fire service training, we often are faced with having to choose between realism and safety. You will learn how to incorporate both and why it is vital that trainees be exposed to situations as close to real life as possible. Through lecture, case studies, and research, learn the mental and physical benefits of using high-fidelity training programs and how to incorporate realism in a safe and effective manner while maintaining compliance with National Fire Protection Association standards. Whether you are a new firefighter or the chief, you will learn from this class and walk away with information that will make you better prepared and better trained.

Presented by Captain David Mellen, Reno Township (KS) Fire Department

DAVID MELLEN is a 19-year veteran of the fire and emergency medical services. He is a career firefighter/paramedic with the Edwardsville (KS) Fire Department, a captain with the Reno Township (KS) Fire Department, and the medical officer for the Sherman Township (KS) Fire Department. He is a Kansas-certified paramedic and training officer. He is also a lab instructor for the Johnson County Community College fire science program and has sat on several review committees for fire service training publications. He has previously presented at FDIC International and several other state and local fire schools. He is the owner of Valor Fire Training.

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