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  • Volunteer Fire Officer Training Requirements

    I am working on updating our training requirements for our company officers. I belong to a combination department in Maryland, Does anyone have any recommendations or examples of what training you require for everyone from Lieutenants to the Fire Chief.

    Thanks

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    All vol department...

    2nd Lt, 1st Lt, Captain, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, Chief.

    All require...
    NJFF1
    Pump operator
    Truck operations class
    F.A.S.T. certified
    ICS 100/200/300/400
    Must have served as previous officer position for at least 1 full year (except incoming 2nd Lt)
    For initial officer position (2nd Lt) must have been active FF in department for 3 years minimum.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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    • #3
      Nothing less than what a Career Officer is required to have. From the lowest rank Officer to the highest ranked.

      If you are going to be an Officer then you need to meets all standard as prescribed by the State of Maryland and MRFI.
      Stay Safe and Well Out There....

      Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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      • #4
        Also in Maryland. I'm working off of memory, so I may miss a few of the requirements, but basically they are:

        Sgt: FF1, HazMat Ops, First Responder
        Lt: Above plus 18 yrs old, FFII.
        Capt: Above plus 21 yrs old and Fire Officer 1
        Deputy Chief: Above plus EMT-B and 1 yr as line officer
        Assistant Chief: Same as above
        Chief: Above plus 1 yr as Chief Officer

        Rescue officer are same as above but require EMT-B and I believe Rescue Tech.

        These are county standards and some stations may have additional requirements.

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        • #5
          I am also working on expanding our training program for new officers. If anyone has anything besides requirements, that would be helpful. My people are already in place, but I want to help them with their leadership development, training and project management, and tactical considerations. If you have tools or suggestions you'd be willing to share, I would appreciate it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FirefighterZero View Post
            I am also working on expanding our training program for new officers. If anyone has anything besides requirements, that would be helpful. My people are already in place, but I want to help them with their leadership development, training and project management, and tactical considerations. If you have tools or suggestions you'd be willing to share, I would appreciate it.


            Since you don't indicate what state you are in, I would suggest that somewhere in your state government, there is an agency which is responsible for training and certifying firefighters.

            Having said that, they also can assist you in getting classes that you may like your members and officers if that is the case, to have and be educated in.


            Do a Google search on your state's web site. Once there, you probably would see a box where you can type into and submit which you are looking for the agency.

            I would type in firefighter training and see what comes up.

            A clue a lot of states have a separate agency and some operate under the State Fire Marshal's Office.
            Stay Safe and Well Out There....

            Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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