Training is critical to performance, especially these days, when there are fewer real-world fires but the ones that do ignite burn hotter and faster.
Problem is, a lot of training is not very realistic. Classroom only goes so far, and hands-on costs money.
It also takes equipment, and some departments don’t have it to spare.
Here to offer some ideas is Jason Caughey.
Jason is the chief of Laramie County Fire District #2 in Cheyenne , Wyoming .
Before he arrived in Cheyenne in 2011, he was the chief of Gore Hill Fire Rescue in Great Falls, Montana.
He spent 10 years working for the Montana Fire Services Training School as a regional instructor and regional training manager for the state of Montana.
He is also a current technical member of the Underwriters’ Laboratory Positive Pressure test committee and teaches a college course on fire behavior.