In a recent conversation with a retired fire chief, the subject of what time in a firefighting career is a good time to become an educator came up. The fire chief believed becoming an educator for executive fire officers as a company officer was impractical, due to an inability to understand the concepts that would be presented.

For example, the fire chief said that a company officer could not possibly understand interactions occurring at the command level of a large-scale event or the activities that need to occur in an emergency operations center. However, this statement raised my blood pressure. Read More...