Friday, February 12, 2010

Firefighting Rookie Reflects

John Barrett, firefighter “rookie” with 8 years experience, begins a series of reflections on issues affecting fire service entitled Riding Backwords. In this post, he states that although firefighters often have to “make do” with supplies and equipment, when it comes to safety, fire and EMS workers simply can’t afford to “make do.” He discusses the importance of apparatus and equipment readiness, personal health and training, and individual and company training, including continuing education. In conclusion, take care and be safe! For cost-effective training, consider Kaplan Solutions’ Fire and EMS continuing education courses.