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4 THE WORLD’s Global Firefighter Training Excursion takes first responders On Location to communities in rural Belize and Guatemala. Firefighters and EMS team members experience life in the developing world and learn the history, culture, and contemporary issues of our Central American neighbors.
4 THE WORLD offers the most affordable global emergency service excursion possible. We also have fellowships available for qualified applicants.
Emergency Services Projects
• Life Saving: CPR & AED
• Before You Make the Cut: MVA Stabilization
• On Scene: Pre- & Post Extrication Patient Care
• Get Them Out: Vehicle Extrication Technique
• Save the Legs: Motorcycle vs. Car Extrication Issues
• Fight Another Day: Firefighter Safety and Survival
• Structures: Aggressive Interior Attack
• Firefighter Rehab: Post Interior Attack
• Limited Crew: Short Crew Firefighting
More About Us
Your Projects, Our Way First responders will follow 4 THE WORLD’s iterative model for problem-solving: (a) identify the problem, (b) assess the solutions, and (c) collaborate to implement a solution. This model emphasizes working with the people affected by the problem in order to solve the problem in a sustainable way. 4 THE WORLD’s model for problem-solving works for small community groups all the way to international organizations working on vital development issues.
First responders will choose a global theme from their curriculum to explore from diverse perspectives while traveling. You can see a list of past project topics on the next column. The global theme will integrate problem-based learning with global learning.
4 THE WORLD’s global learning model is LISTEN, LEARN, ACT. Team members will consider issues of importance in Belize and Guatemala by listening to firefighters, EMS, Police, and community leaders incountry. Team members will then identify a pressing problem to investigate and learn about the issue from diverse perspectives. After assessing the possible solutions, the team will facilitate collaboration for first responders in the US, Belize, and Guatemala to take action and implement a solution. The process then starts over, as the teams listen to those affected and assess the solution, identifying strengths and weaknesses and learning from the experience in order to improve the world one project at a time.