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Staff Rides

Staff rides provide participants with an immersive experience through which they relive an incident by visiting the incident site and hearing first-hand accounts from people who experienced the event. Staff rides are used commonly by the military and the U.S. Forest Service—but up until recently this type of teachable event hadn’t been used by structural firefighters.

The goal of a staff ride is to improve decision-making, leadership, and safety.

Benefits include:

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February
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March
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April
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May
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June
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July
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August
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September
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October
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November
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December
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Saturday March 9
Sunday March 10
Monday March 11

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