After weeks of feeling like it was going to take YEARS to learn all I needed to know to be a decent firefighter, I finally found several educational resources to help.
#1 Our department let me check out a copy of Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations. This is a HUGE book, full of just about every aspect of fire fighting.
These resources are great because you can learn on your own time and at your own pace. I recommend taking notes. Sometimes watching one training video will bring up several questions. I like to research the answers online and if I can’t find the answer I’ll ask one of the officers on the dept. Never stop asking questions, it’s the best way to learn.
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