Post by enginegrunt on Jan 24, 2008 8:13:17 GMT -5
No 1. Leadership : The position or guidance of a leader, the ability to lead, the leaders of a group. This is one of the characteristics of a good officer. Does the officer lead by example or does the officer lead by delegation. Delegation is fine in some cases, just remember, you can delegate the authority but you can not delegate the responsibility. All praise and blame point to the officer.
Post by enginegrunt on Jan 25, 2008 8:15:49 GMT -5
No. 2 Ability to do the job : The masses have spoken, and so we begin. As an officer, you ask F.F.s to do things that you as an officer may not have to do or need to do or want to do. What gains a crews respect is the officer who can do the job. Firefighting, that ones simple, E.M.S. not every run but the ones that the extra set of hands are needed. In the station where some tough issues may arise and the crew's looking for some authoritative position on the matter. On the fire ground when those little rivalries cross the line and the other crews officer is laying into one of your crew and out of respect that you have for them and maybe even that crew, you just take it, but not your officer. They are the ones that set things straight. In short, the good officer must posses the physical ability to do the job, the mental ability to deal with the job and the different aspects that will come with it. And a knowledge/wisdom about the job that gives more than an I don't know answer to just about every question. I could go on and on about what abilities are needed to be a good officer. Instead I'd rather see what the members of the C.F.D. have to say. This is for me a learning experience too. P.S. I would love to hear from some of our members who visit the site but don't post.
Post by enginegrunt on Jan 27, 2008 9:17:17 GMT -5
No. 3 Training and preparedness of officer & crew. The officer holds the responsibility for the crew to be coordinated in it's functions. On the fire ground, on EM.S. runs and even in the station. The officer should also hold some accountability in the training and preparedness of the crew, beyond that of the department. Drills, practice, on station or in service training are just some of the ways to get these things done. Coordination with companies you may run in with will also assist the officer/crew with expectations when an incident may and will occur. A hands on skills evaluation of the crew members may also assist the officer with the strenths and apparent areas of improvement, needed to reach a desired performance level. This is third in a series of what it takes to be good officer. 1. Leadership, 2. Ability to do the job, 3. Training and preparedness of officer/crew. We await your input.
Post by enginegrunt on Jan 28, 2008 10:14:55 GMT -5
Indigenous Leader : This may be a House Captain serving under a Chief, a Captain seving under a house Captain, A Lieutenant seving under a Captain, a Private serving under all. The indigenous leader may not have any rank at all but is respected by the troops for many reasons. More than likley they are good firefighters, they tend to make good decisions, they lead by example and people want their opinions or approval in the work place. Officers must identify and recognize these individuals, especially when entering into a new work place. Winning this person over can make the transition a lot smoother. NOT winning this person over can lead to disharmony in the work place. You as an officer will have your hands full with the day to day operations of the job. You really don't need to add disgruntled employee's to your list. Yes you may have the rank and you may have the power, but one day you will be another retiree. HOW WILL YOU BE REMEMBERED?
What makes a good Officer? Someone who is unbiased......honest. one who makes decisions based on logic and practicality instead of ego.....in dealing with subordinates, they must not be condescending, patronizing or rude. I feel these quality's would earn respect. R-E-S-P-E-C-T, now that could lead to a whole new topic.
Post by enginegrunt on Feb 12, 2008 8:53:49 GMT -5
What makes a Good Officer. Reading and heading the signs of danger. Read the smoke, follow your instincts and learn from your own experiences as well as others. If you can't, you should not consider being an Officer. If you are an Officer and think you know it all. Maybe it's time for you to hang it up.
fmfd25: T-3 - any word on when it will ever go in service? FDIC was 3-4 as back in April
Aug 11, 2015 20:14:23 GMT -5
Bob : The crew of Truck 3 placed their new frontline App Number 51650 in service today September 2nd at 14:37 hours. Old frontline 21650 was said to be available as a spare at engine 35s quarters
Sept 2, 2015 17:31:45 GMT -5