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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. 1h
Module 2: The Learning Process This module will discuss the learner’s environment, types of adult learners, and generational characteristics of today’s adult learners. It will also examine behavioral principles, competency-based learning, learning skills for adult learners, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, motivation and learning, and dealing with disruptive students. 1h
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. 45m
Module 4: Communication Skills In this module, we illustrate the five links in the communication process and discuss the role of communication in learning. 30m
Module 5: Foundations of Instructional Delivery This course will focus on how to best use lesson plans in the delivery of instruction. This includes parts of a lesson plan, learning objectives, adapting the lesson plan, evaluating local conditions, evaluating facilities, meeting SOPs, and adapting the lesson plan to meet the needs of the students. 30m
Module 6: Technology in Training In this module, we define technology-based instruction and detail computer-based training and learning management systems. 30m
Module 7: Training Safety This module will discuss how to provide meaningful drills while keeping your students safe. 30m
Module 8: Evaluating the Learning Process This module is designed to provide the necessary information to overcome common problems in testing. 30m