Looking for information on the pro's and con's of having permanent drivers, etc. Our dept is a 400+ metro dept, but we do not have permanent drivers. Once you have appx 1 year on the job, you start studying for pump school. From then everyone goes thru pump school, with the goal to be a pump operator. Once you pass, then you are now in the rotation driving the engine, being on the back end, etc.
I am looking for info on what other depts do in regards to this. I am wanting to post an article for our fire dept newsletter and training division with examples of what other depts do, what works, doesn't work for them. Any info and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org