These free first responder training programs usually include a video and a Powerpoint presentation. Many address advanced fire service topics or topics that are not often covered. Others reinforce the basics. They are targeted at both agency trainers and individuals.
Turnkey training. Agencies can use the programs by using the Powerpoint slides as distributed notes, running the video presentation, and pausing the video frequently to discuss the material presented. In this way, the training is consistent from session to session, trainer preparation time is greatly reduced, and the training is completely documented.
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The Firefighters Support Foundation’s (FSF) newest training program, Self-Defense for Firefighters and EMTs, is now available free by download.
This free training program from the Firefighters Support Foundation presents a disarmingly simple continuous-improvement method that is widely used in the business world but so far hasn't been much adopted by the public safety sector.
In this free 30-minute training program from the Firefighters Support Foundation, Dr. Anne Bisek, a psychologist practicing in Fremont, California, discusses questions she has found that first responders often have about seeking therapy.
Mass shooting events are becoming more common, and the response to them involves every public safety agency for miles around. This free training program from Firefighters Support Foundation details the actions that firefighters and EMS agencies can take to prepare themselves for this all-too-likely event, and the actions they can take when the event occurs.
This free training program from Firefighters Support Foundation includes more than a dozen open-source documents full of information on handling all aspects of this kind of event, from communications to hazmat to tactics, as well as videos on bombing response.
A free 50-minute video program from the Firefighters Support Foundation in which Dr. Ellen Kirschman discusses issues regarding firefighter line-of-duty deaths (LODDs).
The Firefighters Support Foundation (FSF) offers a 20-minute firefighter training program presented by Dr. Anne Bisek that deals with first responder psychological issues when a child dies during an incident.
A free one hour video program and 100-slide PowerPoint presentation familiarizes public safety personnel about: how to recognize a lab if you are approaching one or are in one, how to recognize a dangerous meth user, the chemicals used in clandestine meth manufacture, and what to do if you encounter a user or lab.
James Shaw explains how to use the principles of Tai Chi and other eastern disciplines as well as the principles of sound biomechanics to lift heavy objects from the odd positions that firefighters encounter every day.
The Firefighters Support Foundation’s (FSF) newest training program, Emergency Incident Rehabilitation, is now available free by download.
Civil unrest events are becoming more prevalent and FD and EMS units are playing a greater role in responding to them. Presented by August Vernon.
The Firefighters Support Foundation’s (FSF) newest training program, Chemical Suicides, is now available free by download. Train your personnel on this emerging threat to first responders.
The Firefighters Support Foundation’s (FSF) newest free training program, Public Information Officer: Roles and Responsibilities, is now available.
This program presents the basics of Tactical Casualty Combat Care (TCCC), an approach developed in combat zones over the last decade that has saved thousands of lives.
Program addresses the role of public safety agencies in preparing for and responding to the threat of small-scale terrorism.
Hurricane Planning for Small- and Mid-Sized Agencies address the phases of the hurricane event and the preparatory actions that agencies should be taking during each of them.
The program describes the powerful narrative-based approach to gathering accurate, actionable information from both cooperative and uncooperative subjects.
Using active compression-decompression CPR with an ITD has been shown to improve 1-year survival from cardiac arrest by 33%.