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what is fire offcier for?

managing a work unit within fire department

2

who is a direct supervisor to fire officer?

administrative fire officer

3

four basic tasks new officers should do well? (BeaNDiP)

1)beginning of shift report
2)notifications
3)decision making
4)problem solving.

4

formats of beginning of shift notifications?

paper/electronic/verbal

5

why is a accurate report needed?

to ensure adequate equipment and staffing are in place.

6

what is a example of notification that must be made quickly?

injury and infectious disease exposure report.

7

why chief needs to know info before someone higher up on chain of command does?

"no surprise rule"

8

which is more important. decision making/problem solving?

both are of equal importance.

9

most valuable proposals from officers?

consider how situation would effect rest of department.

10

james o' page divided company officer duties into 3 categories in his book "effective company command"?

supervisor/commander/trainer

11

how does officer accomplish department mission?

through efforts off ff's under his command

12

how to facilitate outcome?

balance management and leadership skills

13

4 times in ff's career for major change?

1) finish probation
2) first promotion
3) another level of training (chief officer)
4) retirement

14

company officer is responsible for?

supervision/performance/safety

15

although a command officer is working outside idlh, he is still responsible for?

whatever happens in idlh.

16

3 roles of company officer? (SCoT)

supervisor/commander/trainer

17

supervisor role?

representative of fire chief.

18

where should officer express concerns over unpopular orders and directions?

in private

19

one possible role for commander?

initial incident commander

20

year james o' page promoted to battalion chief in la county fd?

1971

21

initial radio communications should be?

clear/calm/concise

22

art of incident command?

developing command presence and image of being in control.

23

detailed knowledge of command officer? (ReLiC)

responding units/legal procedures/clear direct orders

24

who is responsible for ff's being confident in their skills?

fire officer

25

james o' page recommends to assist fire officers?

training library/know neighborhood/problem solving

26

notes from training should be placed in?

3 ringed binder

27

3 activities to keep good working relationship?

keep supervisor informed/make appropriate decisions/consult before major decisions

28

what creates a fire officer?

formal symbols/integrity/ethical behavior

29

nfaa standard on ethical behavior?

1021

30

initial civil rights acts established in ____ by equal employment opportunity commission which covered schools, colleges, unions and local and state government.

1964/title VII

31

year civil rights amended to include fd's and public/private employers w/ more than 15 employees?

1972

32

year civil rights amended to include punitive damages?

1991

33

fd workforce should reflect community?

diversity

34

company officers should be?

consistent/fair/not micro managers

35

how many lawsuits does eeoc file annually?

400

36

employee behavior that requires immediate corrective action?

actionable items

37

actionable items should take place?

in private

38

record of counseling should be?

formal or informal

39

year eeoc amended sexual harrasment

1999

40

broad range of discrimination in workplace?

hostile work enviroment

41

3 methods of filing a complaint?

federal govt./local govt./fd

42

behavior that requires immediate corrective action?

actionable items

43

behavior consistent with departments core values/mission statement/ value statement.

ethical behavior.

44

leo d. stapleton, retired boston fd commissioner advocates in his book "30 years on the line"?

maintain personal journal to record incidents/issues

45

unwanted, uninvited and unwelcome attention and intimacy in non-reciprocal relationship?

sexual harrasment