Chief officer advice: Balancing operations and administration

Tips for every level chief officer, whether supervising personnel or projects, or aiming for the top spot


Congratulations, you’ve received your first white helmet! Whether as a battalion, district, division, deputy or assistant chief, you’ve earned the honor of being called “chief” by your firefighters.

While your path to becoming a chief officer may have been fairly linear as you climbed the ranks, depending on your assignment, that path may take several turns as you continue to climb the ladder, particularly if you aspire to be “the chief.”

So, how can you excel in your role as a chief officer and do your best prepare for that climb?

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