ERIC Number: ED107905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
A Feasibility Study on the Establishment of a Fire Fighting Academy for the State of New Mexico.
Sanchez, Alex A.
The report on the desirability and feasibility of establishing the New Mexico State Fire Academy and firemen training program is presented in three parts: (1) the result of a survey of firemen training, (2) a proposal for a total system of firemen training, and (3) an analysis of the cost of implementing this program of training and education. The survey instrument was a self-analysis questionnaire in which firemen and fire chiefs assessed their own competence in fire fighting in 12 major categories. From this data, the needs for a program were assessed. The proposed program of the new fire fighting academy notes three components: (1) a regular program of intensive basic and advanced firemanship courses, (2) an extensive program of specialized courses and seminars taught both at the academy and at local fire departments, and (3) support programs for local training including curriculum planning and development, development and refinement of media and related support services, instructor training, and student records management. These three responsibilities and cost estimates are discussed and assessed. Tables present the questionnaire data and cost estimates. Appendixes contain resolutions, memorials, tables on the quality of firemen training and skills, and a description of proposed academy facilities. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Educational Programs, Feasibility Studies, Financial Needs, Fire Fighters, Fire Science Education, Needs Assessment, Surveys, Tables (Data), Training
Mr. Alex A. Sanchez, Director, Dona Ana County Occupational Education Branch, New Mexico State University, Box 3DA, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003 (No price given)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Dona Ana County Occupational Education Branch.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico