Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Free Training!

I wanted to take a moment to touch on the recent theme of education and budget that has been posted here over the last week or so. Both great posts with important thoughts/points.

Last week, I wrote a somewhat related article for FireRescue1 entitled: The Value of Free Training. In it, I highlighted a particular on-line course through the National Fire Academy (NFA) related to community safety education and laid down a friendly challenge to Fire Chief’s across this great land of ours. Please take a moment to read it if you get a chance.

Anyway, after reading the two previous posts related to education, it hit me that a lot of folks are not aware of the NFA on-line courses that are available and – FREE! In addition, the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) also offers a wide a variety of on-line courses perfect for the fire service. At the minimum you can earn Continuing Education Units for your efforts. Depending on the course, and educational institute you may be attending, you may also earn actual college credits! Not too bad in these tight economic times!

For more information go here: NFA On-Line
And here: EMI Independent Study
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