From the Bay Door to the Front Door: The New Company Officer

By Joseph McClelland So, you finally made it to the right front seat, either by promotion, because of your seniority status, or the boss just likes you. Awesome, right? But are you sure your prepared for whatever may come your way during your tour? I'd like to take a three-part look into the new company officer's position and some of the main areas needed to help ensure you are as combat ready as possible. What training did you take to help make yourself ready to be a new leader of your department? Was there some sort of testing process? Are you an everyday commissioned officer, or do you act up in the role from time to time? Are you a part-time or volunteer firefighter who may be in the ...

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