Fire Officer Principles and Practice
|The Fire officer's Tasks|| 1. Four basic tasks that are vital for a Fire Officer|
A. Beginning of shift report
C. Decision making
D. Problem solving
|Beginning of Shift Report||1. Provided to the battalion or district chief within the first quarter hour of the |
2. Can be electronic, paper, or verbal.
3. Chiefs rely on telestaff to make staffing adjustments at the beginning of/shift.
4. 1st part of report/on-duty staffing info/and sick leave list and identifies any positions that need to be filled for that day.
5. Positions are a priority because someone who worked the previous shift has to remain on duty until a relief person shows up to fill any position that remains vacant.
6. If any vacancies remain/must be covered by fire fighters working overtime.
7. Report also projects staffing for/next day - allows the chief to make assignments in anticipation of the known absences for the next workday, instead of trying to solve all of the problems during the first 45 min/of the next workday.
8. Notes location and condition of all apparatus or rolling stock, such as reserve engine/ambulance/loaned out at the shop.
9. Provides Chief with any must know information/requiring immediate attention.