Evaluating the Need for a Fire Training Facility for the Peoria Fire Department and the West Valley   [open pdf - 140KB]

This paper is a product of the United States Fire Administration's Executive Fire Officer Program. "This research project investigated the need of a fire training facility and the role it played in providing quality fire and emergency service instruction to firefighters. It also explored the concept of obtaining a fire training facility designated to the Peoria Fire Department and nine other west valley fire agencies. More specifically, this research studied the benefits the City of Peoria, Arizona Fire Department would have by combining efforts to form a consortium to acquire a fire training facility. A descriptive/evaluative research technique was employed to make recommendations to the Peoria Fire Chief to help facilitate the process of acquiring a training facility for the fire department. An extensive review of literature received from the National Fire Academy's Learning Resource Center was conducted. The four following research questions were developed and evaluated for this project: 1. Does the need exist for Peoria and the other west valley fire agencies to have a fire training facility? 2. Would developing a west valley training consortium help in Peoria's ability to obtain a facility? 3. Would teaming up with either the local community college or with the police agencies help Peoria obtain a fire training facility? 4. Would a west valley fire training facility be used enough to justify the expense for building and maintaining such a facility?"

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