In January, 2017 the Personnel Standards and Education Commission passed a resolution requiring that lead instructors for certification courses have at least three years tenure as certified firefighters
. This resolution was introduced in order to ensure that lead instructors are seasoned and have the knowledge, skill, and ability to safely educate and train students. The premise of this resolution is that instructors who have a minimum of three years of tenure as a firefighter should have sufficient experience that they not only comprehend the material but should have the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the concepts and be capable of presenting practical examples of how concepts apply in the field.
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