Company Officers: It’s more than a helmet and brass
Wednesday, June 14, 2024
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
So, you just earned your promotion to a company officer. Now what? After many conversations with company officers from different departments, one comment kept coming up. “I had no idea what I was getting myself into.” The fire service generally does a good job of preparing members for emergency scenes, but the majority of the job is personnel management. Chief Officers grow frustrated with underperforming company officers, but are we setting our members up for success or failure? This course is aimed at those who are wanting to be promoted, those that are newly promoted, and company officers in an effort to give an in-depth analysis of what being a company officer is. We will discuss the characteristics, responsibilities, liabilities, and the physical, mental, and emotional demands that it takes to be a great company officer. We will cover building and leading training and tactics to create buy-in. We will address the challenges that career and volunteer company officers face. It’s never too late to get on the right track. Join me in this discussion-based course, so we can help build strong leaders in our company officers.
Joshua Jordan is the Division Chief of Training for Clarendon County Fire Rescue. He joined the fire service in 2008 and has served as a firefighter, engineer, company officer (career and volunteer), and now as a chief officer. He is a volunteer company officer for the City of Manning Fire department and also an adjunct instructor for South Carolina State Fire. He has served on both all career and combination departments. He is a graduate of the 2020 SCSFA Leadership Institute. He is a current student at Columbia Southern University. He serves on the SCSFA Training and Education Committee and the State Fire School Advisory Board.