This month, challenge your department members to seek opportunities to improve their health and safety knowledge. There are many free webinars and other online trainings available. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) currently offers courses through the NVFC Virtual Classroom. Online training lets first responders learn about health and safety at their convenience.
To encourage your department members, send out links to online training platforms, including sites such as the NVFC, International Association of Fire Chiefs, FireRescue1.com, and FireEngineering.com. Check in weekly to see if anyone has taken a webinar they would recommend to the group. Schedule a time to watch a training video or webinar together at the station. Ask department members to report on what they learned at the next meeting.
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