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Episode 139 | Building expert knowledge


expertIn this episode, we discuss ideas for how to build expert knowledge in first responders, especially during a time when the number of structure fires is declining.

Length: 22 minutes

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The researchers who study expertise have concluded it can take roughly 10,000 hours of training and practice to achieve expert-level knowledge and performance skills. The bad news is, that could take responders over a decade to acquire. The good news is, the process of expertise development can be accelerated.

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