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Fire Service Instructor

New from the National Fire Protection Association, International Association of Fire Chiefs, and International Society of Fire Service Instructors.

Based on the 2012 Edition of NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications,Fire Service Instructor: Principles and Practice, Second Edition provides students with the up-to-date information required to meet and exceed the modern job performance requirements for fire service instructors. In addition to scores of content enhancements throughout the course, this Second Edition is now supported by an unparalleled suite of digital course management and student assessment resources.

Fire Service Instructor: Principles and Practice, Second Edition has been updated to include coverage of Fire Service Instructor Levels I, II, and III. New modules provide expanded emphasis on cultural diversity, bias, and discrimination in the development and delivery of training. Fire Service Instructor: Principles and Practice also includes practical coverage of:

  • Legal issues
  • The learning process
  • Communication skills
  • Lesson plan development
  • Safety during the learning process
  • Instructor management
Course Name Course Description Length
Module 1: Today’s Emergency Services Instructor The module discusses optimal ways for setting up the learning environment. 45m
Module 2: Legal Issues This module explores legal issues inherent in instruction and the laws you will most likely encounter in your role as fire service instructor. 45m
Module 3: Methods of Instruction In this module, we discuss motivation and learning, what motivates adult learners, and how to use motivation as a factor in class design. 1h
Module 4: The Learning Process In this module, we examine the laws and principles of learning including behaviorist and cognitive perspectives and principles of competency-based learning. 1h
Module 5: Communication Skills In this module, we illustrate the five links in the communication process and discuss the role of communication in learning. 45m
Module 6: Lesson Plans In this module, we discuss the importance of lesson planning and describe types of learning objectives. 45m
Module 7: The Learning Environment In this module, we discuss the importance of adapting your training to your audience and to the department culture. 45m
Module 8: Technology in Training In this module, we define technology-based instruction and detail computer-based training and learning management systems. 1h
Module 9: Safety During the Learning Process This module will discuss how to provide meaningful drills while keeping your students safe. 45m
Module 10: Evaluating the Learning Process This module is designed to provide the necessary information to overcome common problems in testing. 1h
Module 11: Evaluating the Fire Service Instructor This module will discuss how to make an effective and efficient instructor evaluation system. 45m
Module 12: Scheduling and Resource Management In this module, we discuss how to schedule instruction and different types of instruction. 45m
Module 13: Instructional Curriculum Development Fire Service Instructor – Module 13 Instructional Curriculum Development 45m
Module 14: Managing the Evaluation System In this module, we discuss acquiring, storing and disseminating evaluation results. 1h
Module 15: Training Program Management In this module, we discuss responsibilities in budget development and administration of training programs and how to acquire and evaluate training resources. 45m
Module 16: The Learning Process Never Stops This module discusses the importance of lifetime learning and professional development. 45m