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Fire Service Instructor: Principles and Practice, Enhanced Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Premier Access

Author(s): Forest F Reeder
Alan E Joos
International Association of Fire Chiefs
International Society of Fire Service Instructors
National Fire Protection Association
  • ISBN-13: 9781284122169
  • Navigate 2 Premier Access     444 pages      © 2014
Price: $133.95 US List
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Based on the 2012 Edition of NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, Fire Service Instructor: Principles and Practice, Enhanced Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Premier Access provides students with the up-to-date information required to meet and exceed the modern job performance requirements for fire service instructors. In addition to scores of content enhancements throughout the text, this Second Edition is now supported by an unparalleled suite of digital course management and student assessment resources.

The Enhanced Second Edition has been updated to include coverage of Fire Service Instructor Levels I, II, and III. New chapters provide expanded emphasis on cultural diversity, bias, and discrimination in the development and delivery of training. This resource also includes practical coverage of:

  • Legal issues
  • The learning process
  • Communication skills
  • Lesson plan development
  • Safety during the learning process
  • Instructor management
Part  1  Introduction, Roles and Responsibilities
Chapter  1  Today's Emergency Services Instructor
Chapter  2  Legal Issues
Part  2  Instructional Delivery and Practical Applications
Chapter  3  Methods of Instruction
Chapter  4  The Learning Process
Chapter  5  Communication Skills
Chapter  6  Lesson Plans
Chapter  7  The Learning Environment
Chapter  8  Technology in Training
Chapter  9  Safety During the Learning Process
Part  3  Evaluation and Testing
Chapter  10  Evaluating the Learning Process
Chapter  11  Evaluating the Fire Service Instructor
Part  4  Training Program Management and Curriculum Design
Chapter  12  Scheduling and Resource Management
Chapter  13  Instructional Curriculum Development
Chapter  14  Managing the Evaluation System
Chapter  15  Training Program Management
Chapter  16  The Learning Process Never Stops
Appendix  A  Resources for Fire Service Instructors
Appendix  B  An Extract from NFPA 1041: Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, 2012 Edition
Appendix  C  ProBoard Assessment Methodology Matrices for NFPA 1041
Appendix  D  An Extract from: NFPA 1401, Recommended Practice for Fire Service Training Reports and Records, 2012 Edition
Appendix  E  An Extract from: NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program, 2013 Edition

Forest F Reeder

Forest Reeder began his fire service career in 1978. He serves as Division Chief / Training & Safety with the Des Plaines (IL) Fire Department. Forest is the Fire Officer 1 & 2 coordinator for the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and also serves as the Eastern Regional Director of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI). Additionally, Forest is the author of the weekly drill feature at and at He has instructed at FDIC for over 10 years and trains both locally and nationally on fire service training, safety and officer development related topics. Several articles on these programs have been published in major trade publications. Forest is a Director with the Illinois Society of Fire Service Instructors and has served as President. Forest served as the Fire Science Coordinator at Moraine Valley Community College for 10 years and continues to assist in course delivery and curriculum design projects at the college. Forest holds many Illinois fire service certifications including Fire Officer 3, Training Program Manager, and Fire Department Safety Officer. He has an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science Technology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Department Administration from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and a Master’s Degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University. He was awarded the George D. Post Instructor of the Year by the International Society of Fire Service Instructors at FDIC in 2008.

Alan E Joos

Alan E. Joos serves as an Assistant Director of Certification and Training at LSU-Fire and Emergency Training Institute. Prior to FETI, he worked at the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy, for 12 years as the Assistant Director of the Certification System and Assistant Director of the Training division. Mr. Joos received an associate and bachelor’s degree from Utah Valley University in Fire Science and Business Technology management and a Master’s degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. Current he is a doctoral candidate at Louisiana State University in Human Resource Education/Workforce development. He is also a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer’s Program at the National Fire Academy. Alan’s fire service background began in 1985 as a career firefighter in a combination fire department and then as an on-call firefighter/EMT-I. in Utah. He has continued his fire service involvement with the City of Gonzales, LA. as a contract firefighter. During his fire service career he has served as a training officer, driver, shift officer, and EMT. Alan has been involved with several national organizations including the International Fire Service Congress (IFSAC), the ProBoard, and currently is on the NFPA Technical Committee for the Professional Qualification standards. Alan is married to Carla Joos, and their family includes Nathan, his wife Shauntelle, Jordan (deceased) and Dallan, and granddaughter Chloe,.

International Association of Fire Chiefs

Established in 1873, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is a powerful, professional membership organization of more than 12,600 chief fire and emergency officers. The mission of the IAFC is to provide leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers, and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services, and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities. Members of the IAFC are the world’s leading experts in fire fighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation.

International Society of Fire Service Instructors

The mission of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors is to be the catalyst for fire service instructors, using realistic, motivational ideas and concepts coupled with a global network of resources to enhance the safety and effectiveness of the fire service.
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National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, building, electrical, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden for fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Developer of the National Electrical Code®, and 300 other codes and standards through a full, open-consensus process, NFPA also produces educational curricula, including the Risk Watch® community-based injury prevention curriculum and the Learn Not to Burn® fire safety curriculum. NFPA headquarters is in Quincy, Massachusetts.