ERIC Number: ED358260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Review of Firefighter Post-Secondary Training and Education in Florida. Program Review Report.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.; Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.; Florida State Treasurer's Office/Insurance Dept., Tallahassee.
Florida's community college and school district postsecondary adult vocational programs in fire fighter training and fire science technology were subjected to a statewide program review. Efforts were made to reach Florida's entire community of career and volunteer fire fighters. Data were collected in the following ways: site interviews with training directors, fire chiefs and officers, students, instructors, and other persons with fire service affiliations; questionnaires inserted in the magazines of the Professional Fire Fighters of Florida and Florida Fireman's Association; surveys distributed at a 1988 conference of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association and Florida Society of Fire Service Instructors; surveys administered to students of minimum standards and postsecondary programs; and telephone interviews. The data from these sources were coordinated, synthesized, and used to develop specific recommendations pertaining to the following issues: fire fighter training program staffing and equipment; curriculum and instruction; program articulation; placement, recruitment and hiring practices; equipment and facilities; staff development, and program standards and development. (Included among this report's 18 appendixes, which comprise more than half the document, are the survey forms used for the program review, information on recruiting female fire fighters, curriculum frameworks, sample program brochures, and sample articulation agreements. (Contains 11 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities, Educational Practices, Fire Fighters, Fire Science Education, Job Placement, Personnel Selection, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Recruitment, School Districts, Staff Development, State Standards, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
Division of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education, Bureau of Career Development and Educational Improvement, Florida Education Center, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.; Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.; Florida State Treasurer's Office/Insurance Dept., Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida