MAD Training & Response Solutions

Training That Makes a Difference

Specializing in Professional Support of Instructors and Training Officers.


We are dedicated to assisting you, the fire department training officer, in creating and managing effective training programs.  We hope you find many useful tools, tips, resources and ideas to make your training programs effective and to make your job easier.

Continuing Education and Professional Development
Continuing education for instructors will be a prominent feature of this site through postings of instructor quick drills and challenge questions that will engage the instructor and training officer and help them improve their skills.  

Seminar Presentations and Consulting
We feature extensive single day and multiple day workshops on a variety of training, leadership, training program management and safety based topics.  Consultation services on ISO and regulatory compliance, quality assurance, and training needs assessment review are available.

Bookmark our site and check back often, we are adding content on a regular basis and hope you will visit us soon.

Owned and operated by career fire and emergency service educators and training program managers.  We offer "mutual aid" and support to instructors and training officers who need a hand in managing and improving their skills and their training efforts.



Indiana District 1 Instructor CE

Saturday, January 7, 2017  Todays powerpoint master



Missouri Fire Instructors Conference 2016


Thanks to everyone who attended this years conference.  Inside this folder you will find a link to a DropBox file containing presentation materials and resources I hope are helpful to you in your training efforts.  Thanks for being participants and I hope you found value in the keynote remarks and workshops.

Keynote:  Make Training Great Again

Workshop:  Effective Training

Document:  Box of Death Basic Plans

Resources:  Weekly drills, forms and instructor tools



FDIC 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016  FDIC 2016 - Student Resources

ISFSI Instructor Workshop

Training Officer Grad School

Building the Ladder:  Officer Development Programs



Indiana District 1 Instructor Update

Saturday, January 30, 2016  Thanks for attending the 2016 Indiana District 1 Instructor Update.  CLICK ON THE CLASS NAME ABOVE TO ACCESS THESE FILES.

These files are the handout masters for today's class.

1. Training; It's a Marathon

2. Evidence Based Practices

3. Prac-Apps

4. Managing Training



Fire Instructor Principles and Practices 2nd Edition Now Available!

Friday, January 1, 2016  I am proud to announce that the release of the 2nd edition of Fire Instructor Principles and Practices that I have had the honor of co-authoring is now available for purchase

It features instructor 1, 2 and 3 content and is fully supported with lesson plans, powerpoint, test batteries and the best learning management system available.

Check it out at  





Friday, October 16, 2015  To Download Police Operations in the Modern Fire Environment click here:



Training; It's a Marathon not a Sprint

ISFSI Fall Conference Presentation



PMFA Wisconsin Rapids

PMFA Resources



FDIC 2015

Welcome to FDIC 2015

This page will contain the resources used in this years courses.  Thanks for attending and participating this year!

-Training Officer and Instructor Bootcamp

-Building the Ladder; Officer Development Programs

-ISFSI Instructor Development Workshop

-The 5 Most Dangerous Places



Texas Association of Fire Educators

TAFE 2015 - Best Practices in Fire Service Training



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