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Questions about Standard Operating Procedures(Guidelines) or whatever your department calls them?
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Recently I became aware that a local jurisdiction, which my department works closely, has no SOPs. I know at one point they had SOGs, that were very similar to my departments. I found this out during…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron Edwards Feb 14, 2012.


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Lives in:
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Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
As with many departments, funding is the top issue in my department. A close second is antiquated ideology.
Professional Qualifications:
BS, MS, NREMTP, Instructor 3, Haz-mat tech, USAR comm tech,
Have spent the last 4 years as an EMS shift supervisor and now i am moving to a Truck Company officer. I have spent the last fifteen years in the EMS division and need to retrain myself in truck ops. Although in recent training evolutions, I found out that things come back quickly. The initial training I received and constant company level training early in my career, engrained the core components of truck ops. I was thinking about using the blog to create a log of my journey.

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One Month Down

Ok, so I have made the big switch from EMS supervisor to Truck/Roving officer and it has been a month. It is a completely different beast. As an EMS supervisor, the work came to me, I had no time to sit back and relax, I was constantly on the go. However as a truck officer, I find there is more down time. I am spending time getting to know my truck and crew. I have already had a few issues but nothing that I couldn't deal with. Unfortunately, my comfort level with my new crew and my general…


Posted on February 15, 2012 at 3:30pm

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