Preparing the next generation of commanders

Preparing for the 4th edition of Fire Officer

I have been fortunate to contribute to our sacred profession of fire and rescue through the writing of a textbook that covers the NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Standard covering Fire Officer I and II.

The first three editions of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice benefited from participation in discussion boards and blog sites and the mandatory annual working “vacation” at the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference.

The next edition of NFPA 1021 is scheduled for 2020, with the public input into the standard opening now.

It was hard writing the 1st edition. Took three rewrites and a lot of help from Gordon Routley. During that time I was an active participant on The WatchDesk – a Washington DC based discussion board that provided stimulating conversation, feedback and entertainment.

It is time to start working on the 4th edition. One purpose of this blog site is to work out ideas, concepts and practices for the person preparing to be a fire company supervisor (Lieutenant) or manager (Captain/Battalion Chief) for the 2020’s.

Come on along, it is going to be interesting!