Firefighter Training Drill: Fire Department Infrastructure and Operations

By Forest Reeder The officer is the connection point between emergency scene operations, non-emergency operations, and the fire departments' organizational structure. Knowledge of the organizational pathways, the various roles and responsibilities and the policies that help guide your actions and decision making are paramount to your longterm success. For example, your company is out completing a routine assignment in the community and a resident asks you what the department's operating budget is, are you prepared with the correct information? Do you know who to refer the resident to for further questions? At face value, this scenario might not mean a lot to you, but when you look at the ...

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