In Episode 24 of The FireDawg Podcast, Matt talked with Chris Bauchle and Travis Bender who are both Air Force Reserve and Indianapolis Firefighters. They developed and teach the AFRC Firefighter Rescue and Survival Course held at Dobbins ARB, GA.
They talk about their instruction methodology, discuss Firefighter response to stressful situations, and reinforce the importance of training reps to create “recognition primed decision-making” markers. Their instruction also incorporates fire service statistics such as mayday events and line of duty deaths.
Master Sergeant Chris Bauchle is an Assistant Chief with the 434th Fire Flight at Grissom Air Reserve Base in Indiana. He is an instructor with Air Force Reserve Command’s Firefighter Rescue & Survival course and is a graduate of the Indiana and Georgia Smoke Diver programs. As a civilian, he serves as a private with the Indianapolis Fire Department on Engine 10. He serves as a host for The FireDawg Podcast and content contributor for FireDawg.us.
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