RescueDigest Resources: Critical Thinking in Emergency Services Education

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.


Critical Thinking in Emergency Services Education: Teaching not just “how”, but “why”!

An emergency responder who is an independent thinking is a valuable commodity.  It’s clear that critical thinking must be part of an education program in order to teach students to become intelligent, compassionate and skillful emergency responders. But how do we accomplish this within the constraints of current educational curricula? Critical thinking is vital not only for effective delivery of emergency services, but as a lifelong learning skill necessary for our students to excel as fire, rescue and EMS responders. 

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Critical Thinking 101: Fundamentals and Foundations

Logical Fallacies and Cognitive Biases:



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Rom Duckworth’s Critical Thinking in Emergency Services Education



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About romduck

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder and award-winning educator with more than twenty five years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, public and private emergency services and hospital based healthcare systems. Currently a career Fire Captain / Paramedic and EMS Coordinator Rom is a frequent speaker at national conferences and a regular contributor to research, magazines, and textbooks on topics of field operations, leadership, and education in emergency services. Contact Rom via