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St. Charles, IL
Park RIdge FIre Dept.
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Company Officer Development
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Company Officer Development

I am creating a Company Officer Development Program for our department. I am collecting data from other departments about their Officer Development Programs. I am looking for input on areas like Formal Education, Practical Education, Mentorships, Candidate Evaluations. I would appreceiate all input. Please feel free to email me your ideas and information. Thank you, be safe.

Posted on February 1, 2009 at 9:17am — 3 Comments

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At 12:51pm on February 10, 2009, Jim Mason said…
What have you gotten for your research?
At 3:04pm on February 4, 2009, Jim Mason said…
Thanks for joining CSF. Jump into any discsussion at any time. How is your research into officer development programs?
At 8:30pm on February 2, 2009, Jim Ellis said…
Unfortunately we do not have such a program. Until recently most promotions were made to guys that had a good amount of time on the job and we havent had many problems. In 2005 we had almost half of our fire bureau retire due to drastic changes in retirement benifits. So recently there has been talk of Officer training. Mainly all that is offered is some risk management stuff. Sorry I couldnt help, my only suggestion would be to tap into the guys "with experience" before their gone. Good Luck
At 12:00pm on February 1, 2009, Jim Mason said…
I going to meassage you at the email. Mean while check out our CSF (Common Sense Firefighting ) page on the ite. It's a leadership and fire ground decisison making thread on the site. I believe it will help you on yuor project development.
Jim Mason

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