I have been fortunate to work with a number of Fire Officers, from every rank and in many different departments. It's been privilege and honor to train new officers, in a variety of ranks and disciplines. I count it a privilege, because it gave us a chance to share, learn and gain insight into the many components of Command. The prevailing question on their minds has always been; "How do you know, when you know? These Six "C's" of Fire Officer Trust (Commitment, Competence, Confidence, Communication, Courtesy, Courage), can follow in the order that I have given them; or may follow what best suits you and your situation; save the last... COURAGE.
September 22, 2012