The company officer (CO) in any fire department holds the keys to success for the organization. They are the bridge between upper management and crewmembers riding the trucks and responding to alarms. The CO is a working boss that will often perform two roles at once.

The position requires a person that can provide direction and enforce basic rules, while at the same time, serve as a mentor to young firefighters and an advisor to veteran members. The CO must possess the ability to perform task-level skills and have the capacity to serve as the incident commander at a multi- vehicle crash or a hazardous material incident. The knowledge and ability required is demanding and must be taken seriously if the CO is to master their role. Read More...