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Actionable Items

Employee behavior that requires an immediate corrective action by the supervisor.

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Administrative Fire Officer

IAFC description of a person who has worked as a managing fire officer for 3 to 5 years, is certified at the NFPA Fire Officer III level, and has accomplished a formal education equivalent to a bachelor's degree

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Diversity

A characteristic of a fire workforce that reflects differences in terms of age, cultural background, race, religion, sex and sexual orientation

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Ethical Behavior

Decisions and behavior demonstrated by a fire officer that are consistent with the department's core values, mission statement, and value statements

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Concept

A fire officer is responsible for accounting for the people and resources at a fire station and work location

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Concept

The beginning of shift report is provided from each work location to the battalion or district chief within the first quarter hour of the reporting time

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Concept

Chiefs are available for consultation, but they expect their officers to run the fire stations

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Concept

Each fire department should have an agency-wide mission that is translated into annual goals

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Concept

Transitioning from fire fighter to officer changes how the individual relates to the formal fire department organization and which role the officer plays with fellow fire fighters

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Role of a Supervisor

The fire officer functions as the official representative of the fire chief

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Role of Commander

The fire officer is expected to exercise strong direct supervision over the company members when operating at the scene of an emergency incident

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Role of Trainer

The company-level officer is responsible for the performance level of the fire company and must establish a set of expectations that the company will perform at the highest level possible

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Concept

Every Fire Officer has a supervisor. Keep them informed, make appropriate company-level decisions, and consult with your supervisor before making major disciplinary or policy changes

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Concept

A fire officer needs to model the core values of integrity and ethical behavior that, combined with the formal symbols, create an effective fire officer.

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What is the EEO?

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the federal agency empowered to enforce compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991.

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Complaint or Hostile Workplace Concept

The Fire Officer should follow the local procedures when he or she encounters a harassment or hostile workplace complaint. Take notes, make appropriate notifications, and do not take sides

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Concept

The Fire Officer needs to consider the fire station as a business work location