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Training as a Method for Risk Reduction in the Volunteer Fire Service

Wednesday, April 26
Risk management, especially on the fireground, is a topic so often avoided or ignored by the volunteer fire service. Yes, we need to understand and follow risk management systems, and yes, they can be overwhelming and complex. But the foundation of everything we do on the fireground is basic training and yet no one is advocating that training is a critically important aspect of risk management. We profess more on systems and community risk. We assume all are trained properly and yet deep down inside know that many are not! This class is designed to open eyes and share ideas and actions that can and will work for any size organization.
Joe Nedder, Deputy Chief of Training - Mendon (MA) Fire Department