Leadership

Company Officer’s Duties Defined, Evaluated at ISFSI Fall Conference

Issue 1 and Volume 133.

Company Officer’s Duties Defined, Evaluated at ISFSI Fall Conference Associate Editor The company officer was dissected, examined in detail and reassembled at the fall conference of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors at Denver, Nov. 1-4. Conceding that he must be a fire-ground tactician, the speakers emphasized time after time that the company officer of the ’80s must be a supervisor, administrator and instructor because the increasing needs of the fire service demand these capabilities. Business approach Although the fire service is generally regarded as unique by its members, that uniqueness is “mostly sociological” and successful business management techniques can be applied to the fire service, Chief Alan Brunacini of Phoenix told the instructors. In making this point, he drew parallels between operating fire stations and McDonald’s restaurants, which outnumber fire stations in Phoenix, 36-34. Brunacini declared that, like McDonald’s, “everything we do, we do with people.” Other likenesses,…

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