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Don Smith
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PREFACE

The Brigade Training Network
Training by St. John Ambulance, whether undertaken in the Brigade or by a member of the public, draws on standards and experience developed nationally over many years. Brigade training is carried out by a range of qualified instructors and managed by the network of training Officers at national, provincial and succeeding levels to the Divisional Training Officers (DTO) who hold the key role in the design and implementation of training programs for divisional members.

Training Officer Responsibilities
At each level of the Brigade, Training Officers are responsible for planning, organizing, managing and monitoring the ongoing training of the individual Brigade member and for the overall management of the Brigade training program as a whole. At the same time, they are responsive to the training network for the content and standards of the system. The final responsibility for the development of skills and knowledge in Brigade members rests with the Divisional Training Officer. DTOs have the following set of responsibilities:
  1. Assessment of the knowledge and skill levels of members;
  2. Design and publication of a training program to meet the needs of members and ensure their
  3. successful completion of the Brigade Assessment Process (BAP);
  4. Acquisition of appropriate instructors, resources and materials to carry out the training program;
  5. Ongoing monitoring of both the training program and the individual development of membersí
  6. skills and knowledge;
  7. Assessment and development of the leadership skills of members;
  8. Recommendation to the Divisional Superintendent of the names of members suitably qualified for
  9. leadership roles;
  10. Arrangement for and preparation of the BAP;
  11. Logistical assistance to the evaluators at the BAP;
  12. Completion of all necessary forms and records from the BAP for submission to the appropriate
  13. administrative officer;
  14. Arrangement for all necessary follow-up training and required re-evaluation of members;
  15. Maintenance of the Brigade Standards and Reference Guide and all associated documents which
  16. may, from time to time, be published or upgraded;
  17. Updating of the skills and knowledge of divisional members in accordance with the new materials produced and published by, or on behalf of St. John Ambulance;
  18. Liaise with Divisional physicians and nurses to ensure smooth functioning of all programs.

The Divisional Training Officer is the key to the successful development and maintenance of a high level of competence of our Brigade members. The DTO is a manager of training and not necessarily an instructor. The Brigade Training Standards and Reference Guide specifies and limits the set of skills and knowledge which are required by or available to the Brigade member in the performance of their St. John Ambulance patient care services.

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