Preparing for the Role of Company Officer

BY ROBERT TURNER You made the promotional list or were elected to be a first line officer within your fire department. What now? Often firefighters may wonder whether they will be able to lead firefighters in the firehouse, let alone on the fireground. As a potential officer, you are right to be concerned. When promoted to company officer, you assume new responsibilities and challenges. Both firefighter and civilian lives are at stake. You are responsible for ensuring the safety of the firefighters under your command and leading the charge to rescue lives and protect property. Your duties may include training, supervising building inspections, fulfilling administrative responsibilities, a...

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