ERIC Number: ED111932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Evaluation of Curriculum and Media to Train Part-Time Fire Service Instructors in Rural Areas.
Kloss, Frank E.
The report briefly describes a project whose purpose was to provide guidance and training for rural volunteer fire chiefs and firefighters in Wisconsin to increase the knowledge and skills they use to protect lives and property. The training was provided by part-time instructors who taught and demonstrated the courses and curriculum to suit the particular departmental and community needs; the problem of efficient fire protection in small rural communities is aggravated by the growth of small industrial plants, unplanned residential expansion, institutional rest and nursing homes, and compounded by regulations sometimes foreign to the situation. The program was administered by the State's vocational, technical, and adult education districts. During the program's initial year, 858 students were enrolled in a total of 25 courses. Enrollment data, forms, and letters are appended to the report; the bulk of the document, however, is comprised of selected materials provided to course instructors, including examination papers; recommended instructor course contents; a memo on course format and lesson planning; five detailed lesson plans; learning materials on portable fire extinguishers, silage gas, fires and silos, suspicious fires, and masks; the table of contents of an outline for institutional disaster planning and emergency procedure; and an instruction evaluation form. (AJ)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Western Wisconsin Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education District, La Crosse.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin