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May 2015
Seven Strategies to Find Funding for Officer Training    
  
In a difficult economic environment, officer training may be deemed as an extra in the department's budget. Grant funding becomes a critical means to fulfill training needs. To obtain grant funding for training you and your department must be prepared to meet the rigorous review and critical eye of the agency or organization providing the funds.

 

When the funding for training falls under discretionary funding
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Strategic Planning for Public Safety:      
Why agencies need to more effectively plan for the future

 

By John Kapinos

 

The following is my best recollection of a conversation between me and a command-level officer in an agency I used to work for. This conversation occurred sometime in 2001:

"John, I don't know why you are always pushing this strategic planning thing. We are a 'put out the fire' type of organization - we don't have time for that kind of stuff".
 

"Maybe if we did better strategic planning, we wouldn't have so many fires to put out."
 

"But we are really good at putting out the fires".

 

This reflects what seems to be the typical mindset within much of the public safety profession when somebody mentions the idea of strategic planning. In fact, the emergency response community makes a professional point of pride at being able to respond and handle any form of catastrophic event that occurs on their watch; and our first responders do indeed uniformly excel at this. The drawback to this however . . . click to continue  

 

 

Citizens Submit Their Questions
Q & A 

The questions below
were asked (submitted) by non public safety professionals. We found some of the questions to be interesting, funny, and some insightful. Click on the answer to read responses or add your own.  

 

 

Q:  Why do the police ask, "Do you know why I pulled you over?"

 

Q: How do firefighters view dying in the line of duty?
A: (answer) 

Q:  If search dogs are after me, what's the best way to throw them off my trail?
A: (answer)
  
Q: Do emergency personnel on code runs prefer freeways or surface streets?
A: (answer)  

  

 

Skidcar System

 

The SKIDCAR SYSTEMŽ is an advanced driver training solution that teaches drivers to anticipate car control problems before they occur. With SKIDCAR™, drivers experience exactly how a vehicle will behave in situations that can cause traction loss, including adverse weather, excessive speed, rapid braking or steering errors. But unlike other programs that simply teach reactionary motor skills, SKIDCAR trains drivers to think, maintain control, and avoid trouble ahead of time.

 

FIREBLAST  Global    

 

With the significant expansion of our business from the North American market to the International stage, Fireblast is now embracing our focus as Fireblast Global. This change will undoubtedly solidify our vision at Fireblast Global to be the World's leading provider of Advanced Fire Training Simulators.  As such, Fireblast Global will continue to exemplify our commitment to Integrity, Innovation, and Intellect, always keeping at the forefront, the customer's needs for the most realistic, and technically advanced training environments. Please visit our newly designed website, www.fireblast.com, for a complete listing of all products for your agency's training needs.      

 

Kidde Fire Trainers 

 

Kidde Fire Trainers brings together the proven leaders in the industry to offer the broadest range of fire training solutions to meet your training needs. With more than 30 years of live fire training knowledge, Kidde Fire Trainers has the experience that instills confidence. Count on Kidde to deliver innovative training systems, installed on time and within budget.

 

  FAAC  

 

FAAC Incorporated builds and delivers high-fidelity driver training simulator systems for public safety and emergency response agencies. FAAC simulators are used primarily to develop higher cognitive driving functions such as judgment, multi-tasking, and decision-making in high-risk, low-frequency situations. In addition, simulators are used for teaching SOPs, incident command, and building muscle memory for basic driving techniques. Instructors replay the student's driving exercise for critique and remediation opportunities.
    

 

 

      

IES Interactive Training is a world-leading manufacturer of advanced interactive force-option decision/response simulators and firearms training systems.  IES's award winning MILO Range training simulator systems are selected by agencies interested in improving weapons and force-option deployment skills, decision-making and cognitive thinking skills, and measuring individual and collective tactical and technical skills in law enforcement, public safety and combat environments.

 

   

Fire Training Systems  

 

Drager's comprehensive portfolio of both Class A and B professional fire training props, as well as custom configurable SCBA confidence mazes, allow solutions that are tailored to the unique needs of individual fire departments, giving Fire Fighters the ability to practice in a safe environment.  Whether you are looking for a fixed or mobile solution, let the experts at Drager help you design the solution that is right for you.  

Responder Gateway  

ResponderGateway.net has been designed to make it easy to find exactly what's going on in the world of the emergency responder. One place. One stop. One source. This site is a great resource for anyone who wants to stay up to date about various subjects within the first responder industry and doesn't have time to waste. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Spring Happenings: ESC Workshop, SKIDBIKES in PA,
and a new SKIDTRUCK

West Shore firefighters feel the heat inside unique burn trailer simulator

Training Center Dedication - many years in the making
 
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TRAINING NEWS
Cal Fire training in water rescues  ...click to continue

Cleveland Police body camera training starts   ...click to continue 

  

Pennsylvania does not require volunteer firefighters to be trained  ...click to continue 


Police training must improve, retired Chief   ...click to continue 

  

Fire Department training equipment stolen  ...click to continue 


Joint Military - Police Training Exercise Among Civilian Population Raises Concerns  ...click to continue   

  

Fire Dept Rope Rescue Training  ...click to continue 


NM State Attorney General to review police training goals ...click to continue 

  

Firefighters better-trained, but oil train fires overwhelm
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Fire Department gets $357K grant from FEMA for regional training ...click to continue 


Elected officials undergo fire training simulation ...click to continue 

  

Ohio Statehouse leaders announce police-training legislation  ...click to continue 

  

Trench rescue training and new recruits  ...click to continue 


Bomb squad called to home of ex-technician, training round found  ...click to continue 


Fire department receives unexpected donation from widow  ...click to continue 


Police receive training in interacting with LGBTQ community  ...click to continue 

 
College of Nursing to start paramedics training program
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Police union president says patrol officers not trained for riots ...click to continue  

 

Second straight LAFD recruit class is all male after women exit  ...click to continue    

              

Two local police officials (mostly) support training reform  ...click to continue  

  

New $2.74 million fire training center eyed  ...click to continue   

 

Phoenix police could hire Arizona State University professor's firm for cultural training  ...click to continue
    

Agreement OK'd for new fire training site ...click to continue  

  

Shoot, don't shoot: Inside police use-of-force training
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Police training key to proper response  ...click to continue 

Indy sees 35 to 40 million dollars of economic benefit for hosting FDIC ...click to continue  

    


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FSTI has provided training to the volunteer public safety community since 2006. It has been our mission to provide high quality training to firefighters while at the same time promoting community safety.

Fire Services Training Institute (FSTI) is a non-profit public benefit corporation with both state and federal tax exempt status.

 

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