Fire Chief » Company Officer Development http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:53:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Ohio fire chiefs now subject to random drug tests http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/06/ohio-fire-chiefs-now-subject-to-random-drug-tests/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/06/ohio-fire-chiefs-now-subject-to-random-drug-tests/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:13:20 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/06/ohio-fire-chiefs-now-subject-to-random-drug-tests/
Officials said there wasn't a particular reason for the new testing other than to hold chiefs to the same standards as their subordinates
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The Command Post Podcast: Does the fire service need a stronger safety culture? http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/01/the-command-post-podcast-does-the-fire-service-need-a-stronger-safety-culture/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/01/the-command-post-podcast-does-the-fire-service-need-a-stronger-safety-culture/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:41:44 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/01/the-command-post-podcast-does-the-fire-service-need-a-stronger-safety-culture/
Lt. Rom Duckworth and Chief Rob Wylie also talk about why fire departments are charging its residents for every day response calls
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Every fireground leader must be a ‘safety officer’ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/21/every-fireground-leader-must-be-a-safety-officer/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/21/every-fireground-leader-must-be-a-safety-officer/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:34:55 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/21/every-fireground-leader-must-be-a-safety-officer/ Knowing the roles of different on-scene leaders will help the tactical officer keep the crew safe]]> http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/21/every-fireground-leader-must-be-a-safety-officer/feed/ 0 28-year veteran firefighter named Indy fire chief http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/18/28-year-veteran-firefighter-named-indy-fire-chief/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/18/28-year-veteran-firefighter-named-indy-fire-chief/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:54:54 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/18/28-year-veteran-firefighter-named-indy-fire-chief/
Ernest Malone, who joined the department in 1986, will also become chief of staff of the Department of Public Safety
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4 steps to be a better fire department leader http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/12/4-steps-to-be-a-better-fire-department-leader/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/12/4-steps-to-be-a-better-fire-department-leader/#comments Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:58:19 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/12/4-steps-to-be-a-better-fire-department-leader/
Paying attention is crucial to being a better leader, but it is increasingly difficult to do; here are four steps that will help
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Just promoted: How fire officers can succeed http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/11/just-promoted-how-fire-officers-can-succeed/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/11/just-promoted-how-fire-officers-can-succeed/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:00:19 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/11/just-promoted-how-fire-officers-can-succeed/
The company officer is one of the most vital roles on a department and one of more difficult jobs to accept; here's a look at how to ease the transition
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The Command Post: Are NFPA standards relevant to real-world fire operations? http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/11/the-command-post-are-nfpa-standards-relevant-to-real-world-fire-operations/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/11/the-command-post-are-nfpa-standards-relevant-to-real-world-fire-operations/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/11/the-command-post-are-nfpa-standards-relevant-to-real-world-fire-operations/
Lt. Rom Duckworth and Chief Rob Wylie also talk about why you should never freeze out groups in the fire service in their leadership lesson segment
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The Command Post Podcast: Are NFPA standards relevant to real-world fire operations? http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/11/the-command-post-podcast-are-nfpa-standards-relevant-to-real-world-fire-operations/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/11/the-command-post-podcast-are-nfpa-standards-relevant-to-real-world-fire-operations/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/11/the-command-post-podcast-are-nfpa-standards-relevant-to-real-world-fire-operations/
Lt. Rom Duckworth and Chief Rob Wylie also talk about why you should never freeze out groups in the fire service in their leadership lesson segment
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From firefighter to administrator: What it’s like to work upstairs http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/08/from-firefighter-to-administrator-what-its-like-to-work-upstairs/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/08/from-firefighter-to-administrator-what-its-like-to-work-upstairs/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:26:14 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/08/from-firefighter-to-administrator-what-its-like-to-work-upstairs/
In order to successfully transition from company line officer to a chief officer, a firefighter needs to develop the skills earned through formal education
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New Boston commissioner ready to tackle challenges http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/08/new-boston-commissioner-ready-to-tackle-challenges/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/08/new-boston-commissioner-ready-to-tackle-challenges/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:05:03 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/08/new-boston-commissioner-ready-to-tackle-challenges/
Joseph Finn, a 30-year veteran, said he plans to name his command staff soon
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