As a new company officer, the key to getting off on the right foot with your firefighters is to establish clearly defined expectations, Brian Zaitz writes.
In this drill, firefighters are asked to consider how various terms and principles apply (or don't apply) to your organization.
The officer development drill asks you to imagine: What will the first hour of my newly promoted position look like?
This officer development drill tackles the expectations of company and command officers by several different and very diverse groups, each with specific expectations of their officers
The first installment of this officer development drill series begins with an opportunity for the fire officer to outline their expectations or "standing orders" to their crews on routine in-station and emergency activities.
Fire service leadership is one of the leading topics at any fire service conference you attend today. Without a doubt, leadership is important and has become a lost art in many departments.
Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue Captain Bob Caprenter conducted this workshop which addressed an issue that many departments have in their promotional process: promoting the unprepared officer.
Leading the “Fireground Officer Development” workshop Tuesday afternoon, Anthony Avillo, a deputy chief with North Hudson (NJ) Regional Fire and Rescue, said that mission of the fire department and all of its officers is: “Get ‘em in safe, work ‘em safe, and get ‘em out safe.” However, based on the annual statistics of line of duty deaths and near misses, we need to be doing a better job.
If you had to choose one, should your department's officer development center on leadership/management or strategy/tactics? Read the full responses to this month's Roundtable question.
Preparing the new officer should involve a lot more than his just passing a written test and successfully surviving an assessment center.