“The group of firefighters we have in the Netherlands is very heterogeneous; they all have different knowledge levels. In addition, they really have that ‘get-to-work’ mentality and studying from a book isn’t their cup of tea. But, to train firefighters, they first need to learn the theory, and only after that can they put their knowledge into practice during a scheduled practice day.
We noticed that most firefighters came to these days unprepared, which resulted in a lot of time spent on explaining the theory to them. Since a practice day is quite expensive to organise, this is not really an ideal situation. However, training firefighters in a good way and keeping them up to date is very important. That’s why Theo and Flinn Deen started Fire-learning in 2011”.