Question for you. First some background. I'm a pipeman and recently I held some forcible entry training refresher at my department. I did some refresher for myself beforehand (watched youtube videos, read techniques in "Fire Officers Handbook of Tactics" by John Norman, read your Strategies book, read and made a copy for each station of the FDNY manual on forcible entry.
I don't concider myself an instructor and I'm certainly not "recognized" by the state as such, but I did catch quite an earful that I'm not Certified to do any training.
My question is, does a company officer or someone who acts as company officer need to be state certified to do company refresher training? What's your opinion?