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Planning a several month drill calendar for your fire department has several benefits helps you anticipate department needs, allows for increased training/instructor organization, ensures your fire fighters are receiving well-rounded training, and helps guarantee proper maintenance recertification hour requirements.Calendars can be changed and updated as necessary throughout the year, but a tentative plan provides the best way to ensure proper training distribution through many topics which promotes variety and safety.If your department needs help getting started on a drill calendar, click on the link below for a helpful example. This calendar is written specifically for a combination department, but can be adapted for volunteers as well by noticing the Wednesday night volunteer drills. Additionally, there is a generic NFPA Fire Fighter academy listed on the weekends as well as other courses. As a disclaimer, this is just an example that may not meet the hour requirements for actual academies. Please ensure when creating a calendar that you are meeting or exceeding the NFPA standard by allowing time to properly cover the standard.
Anytown Sample Drill Calendar
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