Minnesota Combined Training Calendar

Course: STTD: Sand Table Tactical Decision Making -Train the Facilitator

Dates: January 30, 2014

Location: MIFC Grand Rapids MN

Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Course Description: Course Description: The Sand Table Exercise is a tactical decision game that employs a three dimensional terrain model with various props to represent either assets or liabilities. This strategy allows learners to ???????experience??????? the terrain features of their problem; engaging learners by engineering a learning environment that fosters proximity; eye contact; free movement, and presents the learner an almost irresistible attraction to get their hands on the problem. The sand table impresses the importance of ???????top-sight???????, the ability to see how individual pieces of the problem fit into and affect the whole, thus preparing the squad and crew level firefighters for tactical and strategic command. The reason for doing tactical decision games is to provide firefighters with an opportunity to 1) practice the decision-making process, and 2) practice communicating that decision to others.

Target Audience: Target Audience: Participants should be able to go back to their home units, design, and implement tactical decision games using sand tables. Squad bosses, single resource bosses, type 4 incident commanders, and any individual with sound fire know

Course Prerequisites: None

Course Pre-work: None

Class Size: 24

Tuition: None

Nominations Due: 2014-01-03


Send nominations via your agency training representative to:
Todd Manley
Minnesota Interagency Fire Center
402 SE 11th
Grand Rapids MN, 55744
218.322.2683 (Office)