Firefighter training and education is one of the most important tools to enhance firefighter safety and avoid injury or line of duty deaths, but only if the firefighters have the ability to recall their training under stress, exhaustion and distraction. Research shows as much as 80 percent of training material can be forgotten just one week after training; after one month, less than 10 percent of the learned subject is retained.

According to firefighter training specialist Jordon Petersen, the key to enhancing knowledge retention is to adopt research-based educational techniques while making training more enjoyable and relatable. Petersen will be sharing his strategies with attendees at the International Association of Fire Chief's Fire-Rescue International conference. Read More...