Chapter 5 Professional Development and Mastery
Objectives <ul><li>List the three areas that an ISO must “front-load” to help perform the functions of the ISO </li></ul><...
Introduction <ul><li>To be an effective ISO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet minimum requirements for Fire Officer I as outlined...
Mastery <ul><li>Goal of ISO professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to achieve 90 percent of an objective 90 pe...
Mastery (con’t.) <ul><li>Mastery = Effectiveness and Efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Mastery (con’t.) <ul><li>To become effective and efficient, ISOs must learn and perform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn </li><...
ISO Knowledge <ul><li>Fire Officer I level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knows depth of required material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
ISO Knowledge (con’t.) <ul><li>Fire Officer I level subject areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building construction </li></ul><...
ISO Skills <ul><li>Intellectual tasks such as hazard reduction or problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Organized mental and p...
ISO Skills (con’t.) <ul><li>Essential ISO Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evalua...
ISO Skills (con’t.) <ul><li>Essential ISO Skills (con’t.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physiology, kinesiology, and injury potent...
ISO Attitude <ul><li>Firefighter attitudes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learned and acquired gradually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
ISO Attitude (con’t.) <ul><li>ISOs use knowledge and skills to shape positive safety attitude </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suppor...
ISO Attitude (con’t.) <ul><li>Values consistent with a positive safety attitude </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family first </li></...
ISO Attitude (con’t.) <ul><li>Beliefs consistent with a positive safety attitude </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Injuries are not an...
ISO Attitude (con’t.) <ul><li>Beliefs consistent with a positive safety attitude (con’t.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Throwing r...
ISO Attitude (con’t.) <ul><li>Three components of attitude </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>...
ISO Attitude (con’t.) <ul><li>Three questions to nurture a proper attitude </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do I know about this...
Summary <ul><li>Qualifications of effective and efficient ISOs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum requirements: Fire Officer I ...
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Chapter 05

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

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