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How do the three roles that a company officer plays in an organization differ from each other

Supervisor ,subordinate , public servant

What are the challenges that a new company officer one can expect to face

Leadership, ethics, supervision,responsibility,


What are the responsibilities of a company officer

1 subordinates safety ethical leadership there in just revision education and training opportunities.

2 Organization SOP SOG's rivers and organization to unit and public

3 public provide efficient professional services to the public

4 Family listen to expectations and needs of your family

5 themselves lived by ethical standards and values

What is sidestepping

The process of going around a link in the chain commanded to deal with an issue

The IMS system is based on the span of control ratio of one supervisor to seven subordinates

I am messages the optimum number of five subordinates

In the fire and emergency services division of labor is important for the following reasons

Assigning responsibility

Preventing duplication of effort

Making specific clear-cut assignments

Some of the more common public jurisdictions that provide fire and emergency services protection include

Municipal, County, fire district, State/provincial, federal, tribal

What is mutual aid

Reciprocal assistance from one fire and emergency services agency to another during an emergency based upon a prearranged agreement generally made upon the request of the receiving agency

Define automatic aid

Written agreement between two or more agencies to automatically dispatch predetermine resources to any fire or other emergency reported in a geographic area covered by the agreement

What is outside aid

Assistance from agencies industries or fire departments that are not part of the Agency having jurisdiction over the incident

What are the basic principles of organizational structure?

Scalar structure, line and staff personnel, decision-making authority, unity of command, span of control, division of labor

How do you local or state/provincial and federal government authorities influence the fire service

Municipal – functional division of the lowest level of local government

Staffing may be career combination/composite or volunteer

County – political subdivision of a province

Fire district – designated geographic area where fire protection is provided

Provincial – generally provincial fire suppression companies are organized for forest wildland and urban interface fires

Federal – federal fire and emergency services exist to protect federal lands and property

What are the different types of staffing found in the fire departments

Career full-time organizations

Volunteer organizations

Combination departments

Paid on call organizations

What is the company officers role in the resource allocation

The company officers role is to make the best possible use of available resources which involves protecting personnel and equipment, Conserving material and supplies, planning for the most cost-effective and efficient use of resources.

What are the reasons for entering into aid agreements

To share limited or specialize resources between a Neighboring jurisdictions.

To provide a quick response

To meet operational requirements when it's own resources are deployed

Command presence attributes

Self-confidence, trustworthiness,





Eight steps to create command presence

Step one, determine what the situation is

Step two, know what resources are available to apply to the situation

Step three, develop the strategy and tactics required to resolve the situation

Step four, listening to all points of view when appropriate

Step five, make the decision

Step six, implement the decision

Step seven, evaluate The decision and modify as necessary

Step eight, take responsibility for the decision