June 2nd - 4th 2023, Wolfville, Nova Scotia




Training Officer

Buckfield Fire Department

Buckfield, Maine

Sunday Morning 8:00 - 9:30 & 10:00 - 11:30


"Creating skill drills"

Solidification of knowledge and skills for practical application requires the establishment and implementation of proper training design. Not everything your fire department needs to learn or practice comes in a pre-canned course guide, training description or evolution. Are you a training officer or instructor wanting to better understand the basics of creating custom skills and drills? This class will provide the framework for creating your own knowledge-based and/or hands-on practical application drills. Goals of the class: determining objectives, identifying quality indicators, and practicing your ABCD's - (Audience, Behavior, Condition, Degree). Attendees are encouraged to arrive with an idea for up to a two-hour training they'd like to design for their department 


Vicki Schmidt is a firefighter and Training Officer for the Buckfield Fire Department (Maine) and is also a State Fire Instructor with the Maine Fire Services Institute and the Maine Community College System. She has served for over 15 years on the Maine Fire Protection Services Commission as a representative for Maine's Volunteer and On-Call Firefighters. Vicki’s fire service activities also include coordinating Firefighter I & II programs and working to establish Live-Fire Training Facilities in Maine. Fire training specialties include Modern Fuel and Modern Fires, Large Animal Emergency Rescue, and GIS For Emergency Services. 

Vicki can be contacted at: horses@troikadrafts.com or by phone at: 207-890-4590