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NFPA standard for fire officer professional qualifications

NFPA 1021

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Four levels of fire officer in NFPA 1021:
- Fire Officer I
- Fire Officer II
- Fire Officer III & IV

- Fire Officer I = Officer supervising a single co.
- Fire Officer II = Senior non-chief officer
- Fire Officer III & IV = Chief officers

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The foundation of company officer practice came from ...

WWII combat experience

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Number of FF in US

1.1 mil

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Professional : Volunteer percentages

31% : 69%

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Medical : Fire response percentages

66% : 5%

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Year the first FD was created

24 B.C. - 600 slaves - Familia Publica

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First documented fire in US

Jamestown, 1607

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Year Boston established first fire regulations

1630

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Year first organized volunteer fire company was established

1735 - Union Fire Co., Ben Franklin

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Great Chicago fire:
- Days burned
- Acres burned
- Homes destroyed
- Dead
- Homeless

- Days burned = 3
- Acres burned = 2,000
- Homes destroyed = 17,000
- Dead = 300
- Homeless = 90,000

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Deadliest fire in US history

Peshtigo firestorm - 2,200 dead

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Developed first municipal water system

Romans

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FF in NY who developed the first hydrants in 1817

George Smith

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Most fire departments are structured on the basis of 4 management principals

- Unity of command
- Span of control
- Division of labor
- Discipline

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Span of control

3 - 7; experts believe no more than 5

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Four functions of management as identified by Henri Fayol that constitute a continuous cycle

- Planning
- Organizing
- Leading
- Controlling

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Defined:
- Short range planning
- Medium range planning
- Long range planning

- Short range planning = up to a year
- Medium range planning = 1 - 3 years
- Long range planning = longer than 3 years

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The key to improving ethical choices

Have clear organizational values

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Duties of the Fire Officer II can be divided into 3 categories

- Admin
- Emergency
- Non-emergency

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Second most common reason for fire service response

Activated fire alarm

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Third most common reason for fire service response

Investigate and odor, hazardous condition, or other service type call

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Primary cause of death of firefighters within a burning building (2)

- Flashover
- Structural collapse

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Developed the first hand-powered water pumper in 1720

Richard Newsham

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Focus of first building codes developed in Egypt

Preventing structural collapse

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Congressional act that established the civil service system in 1883

the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act

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Eligibility list:
- Rank
- Banded

- Rank = Highest scoring candidate is no. 1
- Banded = Divided into "highly qualified", "qualified", and "not qualified"; candidates in each section are ranked equally

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A core component of the civil service system and is used to determine the compensation level for a position

Class specification

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6 most commonly used components of a promotional exam

- Multipul choice
- Assessment center
- Emergency incident simulators
- Interpersonal interaction
- Writing or speaking exercise
- Technical skills exercise

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Three options for constructing a multiple choice test

- Committee members write the questions
- Private company develops a generic exam
- Hiring a consultant to write the questions