Agencies using Lexipol’s Daily Training Bulletin (DTB) program for fire departments had access to 120 unique policy based firefighter training bulletins last year, ranging from topics such as heat illness prevention and personal protective equipment to drug- and alcohol-free workplace practices. Lexipol strives to keep the training program closely associated with current events and emerging trends in the fire service.
An end-of-year summary report from Lexipol organizes the training topics into 11 main categories and 120 subtopics. Personnel accounted for 23% of the DTBs, featuring subtopics such as conduct and behavior, physical fitness, and drug and alcohol-free workplaces. General Operations accounted for 20% of the DTBs issued, with subtopics including response fireground accountability, emergency driving, and news media and community relations. Safety (13%) and Training (10%) were the other highest-ranking categories, respectively.
DTBs use a proven system of solid, realistic, ongoing and verifiable training to expose firefighters to their department’s policies and improve their real-world decision making. These concise, scenario-based lessons are authored by Lexipol’s Fire Team and enhance firefighter understanding and retention of policies.
“Our team members are current and former fire department instructors, so we benefit from a wealth of practical knowledge relating to critical topics,” says Don Weaver, Vice President of Policy and Learning Content for Lexipol. “We design our training bulletins to focus on a specific aspect of the agency’s policy which brings the training to life.”
To access the complete listing of 2019 topics, click here.