FIRE DEPARTMENT: PROFESSIONAL TRAINING STANDARDS

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FIRE DEPARTMENT: PROFESSIONAL TRAINING STANDARDS

 

Problem Identification:
Some fire training being provided does not meet acceptable standards, nor has the Department adopted nationally recognized professional standards of training.

Recommended Action:
Adopt and implement nationally recognized professional standards of training.

Classification:
Service Improvement

Functional/Operational Area:
All Department operations

Estimated Annual Impact:
Cannot be Estimated

Estimated Implementation Costs:
Not Determined

Barriers to Implementation:
Deteriorating training facilities and limited training resources.

Projected Implementation:
180 days

Next Steps:
Develop an implementation plan for professional qualifications.

Analysis:
The Department has not adopted or implemented the National Professional Qualifications Standards for fire service personnel. Record keeping related to training activity is antiquated.