New NFPA® 1041 Series Focuses on Fundamentals of Fire Instructor Training


TargetSolutions’ new bundle of NFPA® 1041 courses focuses on the foundational methods of effective fire service instructors.

Knowledge is power. Remembering simple multiplication and six-syllabled words may work in a field of redundancy, but applying that knowledge can help shape a career. TargetSolutions understands this, hence the importance of equipping fire service training instructors with the tools they need to leave a positive impression on firefighters.

TargetSolutions is proud to announce the release of a new series of courses designed specifically for fire instructors and written to the National Fire Protection Association's 1041 standard.

NFPA® 1041 amplifies the job performance requirements expected of fire service instructors. Divided into three levels (Instructor I, II, and III), each lesson examines varying degrees of knowledge of the occupation and serves as a roadmap for entry-level instructors on the path to becoming the chief of training.

The courses are written to the levels of the National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).

Criteria for each section include the following:

  • Level I: Student learning psychology, instructor credibility, assessment requirements.
  • Level II: Curriculum development, additional information on requisite knowledge and skills to level I.
  • Level III: Selecting instructors, proposal developments, and training analysis.

Written by subject matter expert and decorated industry professional Brian Ward, who has written many articles, including this piece titled "Fire Department Leadership: Nature vs. Nurture," the courses feature a rich multimedia format with complete voiceover narration and exclusive interactions.

“NFPA® 1041 provides the necessary knowledge and skills from the instructional aspect for our fire service instructors and training officers to carry out the fire service mission of protecting lives and property,” said Ward.

Upon completion of this series, students will have an improved foundation of communicating with students, a further competency of the various types of instructional media as well as the benefits and limitations of each, and possess a fundamental understanding of student motivation and create a positive learning environment.

“NFPA® 1041 switches things up and approaches the subject matter from the instructor’s perspective. These courses give instructors the tools needed to develop and manage a successful training program.”

Bryan Fitzgerald, Content Manager, TargetSolutions

This new training bundle comes on the heels of last month's release of the all-new NFPA® 1410 training series, which features 14 courses written to the NFPA® standard for firefighter evolutions.

For more information on this new series or other courses in TargetSolutions' online training library for firefighters, please contact us today at (800) 840-8048.

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