AlphaTRAC offers a suite of courses and capabilities that teach fire service officers and officer candidates how to turn lessons learned into lessons applied when faced with critical leadership decisions during an emergency.

Attendees will learn how to use the concepts of recognition primed decision-making to help determine the best course of action to take in the face of a crisis situation.


  • Interactive and hands-on, with field and table-top exercises
  • Instructor-led and online delivery
  • Retention through scenario-based simulation technology
  • Customization options available to address local practices and standards

    Online Introduction

    Our one-hour online course provides an introduction to experience-based decision-making for officers and officer candidates. It describes the recognition-primed decision model and its application to fire scene management.

    A guest instructor from the firefighting community will discuss a real incident relevant to firefighters across the nation and discuss what went right, what went wrong, and the lessons learned. Key decision points and decision processes will be identified and analyzed.

    The course will be available as standalone training or as an introduction to more in-depth courses. It is a pre-requisite to the two-day workshop and the AlphaACT® technology used for skills retention.

    Two-Day Workshop

    This workshop blends lecture, table-top drills, group discussions, and field exercises. The focus is on hands-on skills development with just enough classroom work to establish a solid foundation. Attendees will walk away knowing how to use structured decision-making based on the recognition-primed decision model. This two-day course includes one month’s access to the AlphaACT® technology for online skills retention exercises.

    Skills Retention

    Repetition and reinforcement are keys to retaining new skills. AlphaTRAC provides after-course access to the AlphaACT® technology, which uses scenarios in an engaging and timesensitive training environment to help users retain what they have learned.

    It is available through an annual subscription that includes access to our online introduction. It is free for a month to those who take the two-day workshop.


    Every department is different. Because AlphaTRAC’s training is based on national standards, it can be easily tailored to address your specific practices and standards.

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