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Volunteers training volunteers

By: CFA News

Category: Training & Recruitment

  4.26 PM 12 August, 2013


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Chief Officer Euan Ferguson has posted his latest blog in an attempt to clear up some misunderstandings about volunteer training.

From the blog:

“I want the following explanation to be carefully noted by those with an interest in training. We must have a clear, authoritative and uniform approach to the matter of who can train and assess in CFA.”

“It is important to distinguish the formal competency training and assessment process from the process of learning and acquiring skills through teaching and coaching. It is very important to stress that there is a huge amount of training that can (and should) be undertaken at a local, group or brigade level.”

“LOCAL TRAINING CAN (AND SHOULD) BE DELIVERED BY COMPETENT AND EXPERIENCED OPERATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS.”

“IN OTHER WORDS, VOLUNTEERS CAN TRAIN VOLUNTEERS.”

Last Updated: 12 August 2013