Coffee Break Training: Chemical Assisted Suicide   [open pdf - 503KB]

"Selecting topics for drill night is a common challenge for training officers. Coming up with new and exciting topics month after month can be difficult. To help prioritize training topics, break them into two categories: high frequency/low risk and low frequency/high risk. High frequency/low risk events occur on a regular basis and pose little risk to firefighter safety. Such topics include taking blood pressures, activating the fire alarm, responding to Emergency Medical Services calls, and communicating over the radio. While local regulations may require occasional refresher training on these topics, they certainly should not dominate a drill night. If you have to do training on these types of topics, comply with the regulation, but make the training as quick and painless as possible."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Hazardous Materials Series No. HM-2013-2
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United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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