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Chapter 05

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    • Chapter 5 Professional Development and Mastery
    • Objectives
      • List the three areas that an ISO must “front-load” to help perform the functions of the ISO
      • Discuss the concept of “mastery” and its benefit to the ISO
      • Describe the relationships among knowledge, skill, and attitude
      • List the three components of an attitude
    • Introduction
      • To be an effective ISO
        • Meet minimum requirements for Fire Officer I as outlined in NFPA 1021
        • Acquire additional knowledge and skills well past Fire Officer I requirements
        • Acquire attitude to apply knowledge and skills
        • Front-load knowledge, skills, and attitude
          • First step towards professional development as an ISO
    • Mastery
      • Goal of ISO professional development
      • Ability to achieve 90 percent of an objective 90 percent of the time (90/90 rule)
      • Ability to perform with “unconscious competence”
    • Mastery (con’t.)
      • Mastery = Effectiveness and Efficiency
        • Effectiveness
          • Doing the right things
        • Efficiency
          • Doing things right
        • Mastery
          • Doing the right things right
    • Mastery (con’t.)
      • To become effective and efficient, ISOs must learn and perform
        • Learn
          • Acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitude to achieve mastery
          • Front-loading
        • Perform
          • Demonstration of acquired mastery
          • Application of learning
    • ISO Knowledge
      • Fire Officer I level
        • Knows depth of required material
        • Brings knowledge into application without supervision
        • Relies on knowledge to recognize the potential of an incident
    • ISO Knowledge (con’t.)
      • Fire Officer I level subject areas:
        • Building construction
        • Risk/benefit concepts
        • Fire behavior
        • Firefighter physiology
        • Hazardous energy
        • Incident management systems
    • ISO Skills
      • Intellectual tasks such as hazard reduction or problem solving
      • Organized mental and physical activity
      • Involves knowledge, sustained effort, and practice
    • ISO Skills (con’t.)
      • Essential ISO Skills
        • Fire behavior
          • Evaluate and read smoke conditions
        • Building construction
          • Classify a building
          • Predict weak points and collapse potential
          • Establish appropriate collapse zones
    • ISO Skills (con’t.)
      • Essential ISO Skills (con’t.)
        • Physiology, kinesiology, and injury potential
          • Predict crew rehab needs
          • Size up ergonomic stressors
          • Predict injury potential for working firefighters
        • Risk/benefit thinking
          • Determine if action presents an acceptable risk
          • Apply preestablished risk values
    • ISO Attitude
      • Firefighter attitudes
        • Learned and acquired gradually
        • Shaped and altered by beliefs, values, and experience
        • Difficult to change
    • ISO Attitude (con’t.)
      • ISOs use knowledge and skills to shape positive safety attitude
        • Support reduction of injury and death potential of firefighters
        • Display consistency in what they say and what they do
    • ISO Attitude (con’t.)
      • Values consistent with a positive safety attitude
        • Family first
        • Life preservation
        • Coworkers’ well-being
        • Sacrifices that previous firefighters have made
        • Lessons learned from our past
    • ISO Attitude (con’t.)
      • Beliefs consistent with a positive safety attitude
        • Injuries are not an acceptable part of the firefighting profession
        • Standards and laws are written to prevent future injuries and deaths
        • Training and proficiency efforts are a daily commitment - and they never end
    • ISO Attitude (con’t.)
      • Beliefs consistent with a positive safety attitude (con’t.)
        • Throwing resources at a fire is not always the solution
        • Safety and self-discipline go together
    • ISO Attitude (con’t.)
      • Three components of attitude
        • Knowledge
          • What a person knows or doesn’t know about a topic
        • Emotion
          • What a person finds acceptable or unacceptable
        • Action
          • Expression of knowledge and emotion
    • ISO Attitude (con’t.)
      • Three questions to nurture a proper attitude
        • What do I know about this?
        • How do I feel about it?
        • How should I handle it to show a concern for safety?
    • Summary
      • Qualifications of effective and efficient ISOs
        • Minimum requirements: Fire Officer I level
        • Front-loading of knowledge, skills, and attitude
          • Knowledge: key subject areas
          • Skills: intellectual analysis
          • Positive safety attitude: knowledge, emotion, and action
        • Mastery: 90/90 rule