Fire Officer Development: From the Bay Door to the Front Door: Knowledge for the Company Officer

05/06/2013
By Joseph McClelland In my previous aritcle, we covered some topics that a new officer should be focusing on, at the least, to help prepare them for the leadership role of a company. This time let's talk about a couple topics that should be a must on everyone's training list, not just the new officers. Until you get comfortable with being in a chaotic situation while giving orders to people looking to you for answers, you should be studying up on these. FIRE DYNAMICS With the new, lightweight construction, are we seeing rollover and flashover faster? How do we train and prepare for these intense situations? There is only one true way I know of and that is to make those situations happen f...

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