Free course offering:

Training Operations in Small Departments course #06395 is a two day course that is presented in a cooperative effort of the Tolland Fire Department and the Connecticut Fire Academy in partnership with the National Fire Academy. The training will be delivered at the Tolland Fire Department Training Center located at 191 Merrow Road Route 195 Tolland Connecticut on Saturday February 25 and Sunday February 26, 2006 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. To apply complete the attached National Fire Academy 75-5A application and the Connecticut Fire Academy student application and remit them to the Connecticut Fire Academy Training Registrar at 34 Perimeter Road Windsor Locks, Connecticut 06096 via mail or fax. The cost of the two day class is free due to an available grant which defrays the $60.00 cost as advertised in the 2006 CFA Fire Training Calendar. There are a limited number of seats available for this course so please register early.

Training Operations in Small Departments is designed to provide students with some basic tools and skills to coordinate training in a small fire/EMS organization. A training function in a smaller department typically may include conducting training drills and coordinating training with a nearby larger city or State training organization. Course content includes: Leadership issues in fire service training, such as why and how the local training officer must be a catalyst for change, and personal motivators within the department. Course content also includes identifying the legal issues affecting the training function, including an understanding of a standard of care and the impact of OSHA and NFPA standards. Safety considerations in training, marketing training internally, identifying ways to justify training needs, and resolving training conflicts using appropriate conflict resolution techniques will be covered. Additionally selecting and evaluating training curriculum and materials from outside sources, and effective delivery and evaluation of training will be discussed.

Training Operations in Small Departments is intended to be delivered to fire and rescue personnel who coordinate training in small departments, volunteer firefighters and officers who instruct in small fire and rescue departments, fire personnel serving on training committees, and training officers in volunteer departments.

Click below to view and download the applicable applications (both applications required):

CFA Application (special application unique to this program only)

National Fire Academy Application