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    I am looking for some ideas to help make "Firefighter I - Fire Department Communications" More exciting? Is there anything hands on, or any ideas you can think of to help make this a more exciting class?

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    Yes. Have two sets of Legos (the building block toys) in separate rooms. Have one person build an object, then over the radio instruct the other person into building the same object. Actually very entertaining, and really teaches how difficult radio communications are.
    ~Drew
    Firefighter/EMT/Technical Rescue
    USAR TF Rescue Specialist

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    • #3
      Communications...

      What I've done in the past is take Hot Wheels/Matchbox and have Guys set them up in a T/C scenario and have the FF1 Candidates give a Scene Size-up and command the incident using Motorola 1 mile H.T.

      The same thing can be done with a cardboard box, plastic building models (I recommend the HO scale, since it's very close to the Matchbox/Hot Wheels scale of 1:87) or whatever else you want to use. Use this for F/S and have them do the same as on the T/C scenarios.

      A sand table works well for F/G (Brush Fires) and the same thing can be done there.

      My last Tour I used (2) empty Silvex 55 gallon drums, a garden hose, (4) H.T. Radios, a cinder brick and the driveway to the Station to do HazMat FRO sign-offs. It worked well... The garden hose is used to simulate the liquid flow and puddle and the cinder brick is used as a drain if you don't have one.

      Just a few ideas, lemme know if you've got any additional questions.....
      "Be LOUD, Be PROUD..... It just might save your can someday when goin' through an intersection!!!!!"

      Life on the Truck (Quint) is good.....

      Eat til you're sleepy..... Sleep til you're hungry..... And repeat.....

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      • #4
        Hey guys, those are some great ideas! Thank you very much, Maybe i will try the hot wheels one just because i happen to have some

        Im up for any other you guys can think of too

        Thanks

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FiremanLyman View Post
          Yes. Have two sets of Legos (the building block toys) in separate rooms. Have one person build an object, then over the radio instruct the other person into building the same object. Actually very entertaining, and really teaches how difficult radio communications are.
          Have done a similar thing using drawings.

          You could even keep them in the same room using voice. have one member do a drawing facing away from a whiteboard. The other member at the whiteboard draws what the member at the table describes.
          Train to fight the fires you fight.

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