Firefighter Psychological and Physiological Training
Firefighter Training Episode 051 of the FirefighterToolbox podcast is about why psychological and physiological training is valuable for a firefighter’s survival.
In this episode David Soler and Lt. Rob Ramirez discuss the mental and physical training and preparedness required to have our members overcome mayday situations.
- Including psychological and mental strengthening in our trainings.
- Getting rid of the stigma against calling a mayday.
- 2 Key factors in overcoming a mayday situation.
- The black zones, red zones, and how anxiety affects the cognitive process.
- Various ways to train subconscious competence.
Intro by the 2014 Fire Officer Class from Holland, Michigan
About Rob Ramirez
Lt Ramirez has been in the fire service for over 16 years.
He is a member and Rescue Squad officer of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Florida Task Force 2 since 2006 and has been on several FEMA deployments including the Haiti Earthquake disaster of 2010 and Katrina.
As the current Fire Department Training Officer, he is responsible for all of the departments in service training, training budget, recruit training standards and the professional development Fire department members.
He is the Lead Instructor at the Coral Spring Fire Academy of the Firefighter Advanced Survival Techniques Program (F.A.S.T), an Instructor and Speaker at the annual Ft. Lauderdale Fire Expo and Conference, and has been a consultant for multiple U.S. Army Technical Rescue Military Engineering units nationwide
His Career accomplishments include numerous awards, including multiple Firefighters of the month awards, a Department Firefighter of the year award in 2009 and a Broward County EMS Hero of the year award in 2010 and 2014. He has also been a Lead Paramedic Instructor at several colleges and institutions.
He is currently a nationally Pro Board and State certified Fire Service Instructor, Live Fire Training Instructor, Technical Rescue Instructor, Safety Officer and Fire Officer.
He resides in FL with his wife and children.
Mentions on the Show
- Coral Springs Fire Academy Website
- You can reach Lt. Rob Ramirez at [email protected]
- City of Margate Fire Department website
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