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1

The company officers most important task is to ensure:
pg. 17.

the safety of the unit's personnel.

2

Fire and emergency response units are generally close-knit. they look to the company officer as their _____ to make decisions that will provide them with motivation and satisfaction to maximize performance in the workplace.
pg. 17

supervisor.

3

Ch. 1 pg 16.
Importance of the Company Officer:
The company officer directly overseeing the application of the agency's: (4) items

-personnel
-training
-equipment
-apparatus

4

Ch. 1 pg. 17
The company officer performs may functions including but not limited to: (7)

GDP ASAP

-giving advice
-directing the work and ensuring readiness.
-provides leadership

-acting as a role model
- seeking to resolve interpersonal conflicts
-applying counseling or coaching when necessary
-providing representation for members to the administration

5

The company officer is the vital link between the unit and the administration of the organization. The move from the back seat or drivers seat to the officer's seat brings with it challenges and expectations. Challenges that a new officer will encounter consist of learning and applying concepts such as: (5)
pg. 19

-Supervision
-Ethics
-Authority
-Leadership
-Responsibility
* rearranged the order for an order for me to remember. SEALR.

6

The level 1 officer supervising the first-arriving unit to and incident is responsible for performing the initial ____ of the situation, establishing the ____ and allocating resources to control the incident.
pg. 25

size-up
indent command system

this is under the Emergency service delivery duty.

7

According to NFPA 1021 the duties of a company officer are divided into general categories that apply to all fire officer levels. The categories listed in NFPA 1021 are: (6)
pg. 24

human resources management
community and government relations
Administration
Inspection and investigation
emergency service delivery
health and safety

8

A company officer maintains record of unit activities and prepares reports based on these records. The officer must administer the organizations policies, procedures and orders at the unit level.
This officer is completing which duty:
pg. 25

Administration.

9

Safety must become second nature for all personnel in all types of emergency and nonemergency situations. Safety policies are __________ and the importance of safety cannot be overemphasized.
pg. 26

nonnegotiable.

10

ch 1 officer duties pg 25
The level 1 officer may also be assigned fire and life-safety inspections, which requires performing the following duties:

-understand building construction
understanding and applying the jurisdictions building and fire codes
-identifying types of hazards and fire protections systems.
-applying fire and life-safety regulations to all types of occupancies.

11

Ch. 1 The company officer pg 17
The company officer directly oversees the application of the agency's personel, training, equipment, and apparatus to the resolution of issues faced by the agency. Recognizing and understanding the importance of the position and responsibilities are critical. Filling this position requires the following: (3)

-competency as a leader
-ethical behavior
-supervisory skills

12

Ch. 1 challenges pg. 19
Challenges that a new officer will encounter consist of learning and applying concepts such as: (5)

Supervision
Ethics
Authority
Leadership
Responsibility

13

ch. 1 officer duties
officers must be able to perform the following human resources management duties: (7)

-provide effective supervision for both emergency and nonemergency activites
-assign tasks
-evaluate personnel performance
-provide company-level training activities
-administer policies and porcedures efficiently and equitably.
-initiate or assist with personnel transfers, personal benefits, changes in those benefits, awards, disciplinary actions, and labor management issues (grievances)

14

ch 1 officer duties pg. 24
Community and government relations:
They must realize that the success of any fire and emergency services organization is directly proportional to its community involvement. Officer must have:
A. Knowledge of their first in area.
B. Knowledge of department policies
C. Knowledge of demographics and cultural diversity.
D. the ability to bring expectations in line with reality.

C. Knowledge of community demographics and cultural diversity,

15

Ch. 1 officer duties
#5 emergency service delivery pg 25
The level 1 officer supervising the first-arriving unit to an incident is responsible for performing the initial _________ of the situation, establishing the _________________ and allocating resources to control the incident.

size-up
incident command system.

16

Ch. 1 The company officer pg 17
The company officer directly oversees the application of the agency's personnel, training, equipment, and apparatus to the resolution of issues faced by the agency. Recognizing and understanding the importance of the position and responsibilities are critical. Filling this position requires the following: (3)

-competency as a leader
-ethical behavior
-supervisory skills

17

Ch. 1 pg. 17
The company officer directly oversees the application of the agency's personnel, training, equipment and apparatus to the resolution of issues faced by the agency. Recognizing and understanding the importance of the position and responsibilities are critical to the success of the company officer. Filling this positions requires all of the following except.
A. Ethical behavior
B. expertise
C. competency as a leader
D. Supervisory skills.

B. expertise

18

ch. 1 officer duties pg 25
A level 1 fire officer must adminsiter the organization's policies, procedures, and orders at the unit level. The officer is also responsible for the documentation of the unit including:
A. Maintaining records and reports
B. leave reports, and transfers
C. apparatus status and unit records
D. patient reports, apparatus status

A. maintaining records and reports

19

Ch. 1 pg. 1
Although the promotion may be immediate, the transition from follower to leader occurs over time and requires many personal changes and adjustments. A new officer must: (5)

1- understand the importance of the position of the company officer.
2- recognize the challenges, expectations, opportunities, and commitment required.
3- know the responsibilities of a company officer.
4- know the duties of a company officer
5- act in an ethical manner.