"Developing High Performance"

Lead Instructors: Ric Jorge & Fit To Fight Fire members John Spera & Tom Johnson
Details: A box lunch will be provided. 
Dates/Times: February 28th OR March 1st, 2019. 08:00 - 17:00
Shuttle Departure: 07:00am from the Paramount Hotel
Required Equipment: Full turnouts, including helmet and gloves. Bring your own SCBA and spare bottle if able, otherwise they will be provided.
Location: Laurelhurst Village - 3060 SE Stark St, Portland OR 97124 on the back side of the building access from SE 30th


Course Description: “Training ordinary people to do extraordinary tasks requires an understanding of how we learn. Developing firefighter resiliency starts with the basic psycho-physical aspects of action and retention. Hands on training exercises are often based on unachievable objectives. Trainers are often not educated about the psychology of adult learning and the effects of stress during learning. Consequently, participants face learning activities with mastery level skill requirements to succeed when confidence has yet to be established. Testing without actual skill development is the nemesis of success. Responses under extreme circumstances cannot be left to chance, because the penalty for failure can be severe.

This lecture will explain the neuroscience behind arousal control, the development of attention and focus revealing their value to performance and mental health.

The hands on training is done under challenging and exhausting circumstances to allow the student to realize their potential under duress taking classroom theory and creating a new normal."