Firefighters go through two-week training to become fire officers

Firefighters go through two-week training to become fire officers

Posted: Apr 24, 2019 6:15 PM
Updated: Apr 24, 2019 6:15 PM

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sheriff's office this stuff on fire to better learn and understand it's behavior is actually only a portion of this training. the students tell me the other parts are learning the administrative side of being an officer." becoming a leader in their organization takes some training. tom says: "we come from a place that's very service oriented. and when you start adding paperwork, and reporting and budget management to that we have to educate ourselves. not everybody has that background." tom kerley has been a firefighter for nearly 10 years and now he says he's ready to take the steps necessary to become a captain. tom says: "a lot of responsibility comes with that. that's where i'm trying to get. i'm trying to be that person for our community." he's just one of the 16 people hoping to learn and better understand what it takes to be a fire officer. fire district 3 says that's the person in charge at things like structure fires or car accidents. kip says: "we're talking about people's safety. not only the lives of firefighters but the lives of people who could be trapped inside a building. people that could have been a victim of a car accident or any other scenario we want the person in charge of that scene to have good training and to have practice making those decisions." this fire officer academy could help each of the 16 students earn promotions at their different fire agencies. promotions at their different fire agencies. tom says: "our current staff is trying to make sure we have quality officer sitting on the engine tomorrow and next year. i think everybody will share in that goal that we want quality decision makers on engines to provide the best service we can to our community." andryanna says: "this is only day 3 of the training. it continunes on for the rest of this week and next. in white city, andryanna sheppard,
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