"One of the more challenging things with NIMS training is to make it interesting.
If you take a canned online course or a classroom course from an "I'm just here for the paycheck" instructor, yep, you'll be sleepy a few minutes…"
"wow did not expect to get the amount of responses that i have. but this is great. now to clarify i dont think its a waste of time or anything like that just feel like my mind is turning to goo while doing it. sooo boring but yes it can and will be…"
"Boring and stupid
Sorry my thought I go on ine take these tests then print off my own cert and do what give them to my chief...
Now he goes and puts them in my file.
does not tell what kind of fireman I am just that I can take test on the…"
"The use of standardized Plain English is part of NIMS. The NIMS intent is to get local agencies to stop using codes and non-standard phrasing.
On a big federal-type response, you have to do it the feds' way, or you don't get to…"
How is learning the national standard incident management method a waste of taxpayers money?
The #1 lifesaving skill set is not how to drag hose, ventilate, or search a burning building.
The #1 lifesaving skill set is learning how to manage…"
"We don't get grant funding for the NIMS classes. We have a no-cost handoff deal with FEMA where they supply the materials and we teach it at our standard instructor rates.
If someone is making a bundle on NIMS training, someone is gaming the…"
Firefighter, First Responder, Fire Buff / Fire Enthusiast
Years in Fire/EMS:
i am a firefighter 240 and am currently half way thru my EMT-B and enrolled in EMT-Paramedic sciences major (associates)
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
i grew up with it. my stepdad is a ff/Paramedic Capt. with a department where i grew up. i was always around the department and know all the ff's there. and just wanted to make a difference and be part of a tight knot family/brotherhood
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Jake, welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.