Drilling vs Training

As the fire service seems to grow younger, there seems to be a lack of understanding in drilling and then training. Some have the mindset that drilling means training and vice-versa and they would not be far off the mark. However, you have to train before you Drill.

Drills are a series of exercise that provide insight into how well you took in the instruction on a particular skill set (s ) being taught.

Training is just that, training on those skill set ( s ) to gain mastery. Often times now I see the cart put before the horse, and drills are conducted poorly companies perform poorly. When you want firefighters to gain a particular skill set they must be trained to perform and then evaluated through a series of drills.

So I ask you do you train before you drill or are you drilling all the time?

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