In the first of a series of interviews with the coaches, mentors and ambassadors for Practice to Progress Fire, we speak to the assessors about what they will bring to the unique partnership that will provide a safe space to practice for promotion for every level within the fire and rescue sector.
Practice to Progress Fire (P2P Fire) – the unique partnership formed between the Asian Fire Service Association, Women in the Fire Service and FIRE publisher Fire Knowledge (see FIRE September) – is an alliance that works together to design and deliver training to prepare candidates for initial selection and promotion assessment to every level within the fire and rescue sector. AFSA and WFS are providing a bank of assessors (some of which are featured here) who will provide support to organisations and individuals who are seeking progression and each assessor will be of suitable rank and experience for sitting on selection/promotion boards.
The approach is designed to send a strong message to the sector about the commitment of P2P Fire to making a difference. In Fire Knowledge Director Dave Etheridge’s words: “It is about widening the gate, not lowering the bar.”
Read the full article on our digital issue, page 43-46.