Headaches and Solutions to Company-Level Training – Part 1

This article is geared towards those rare situations where the culture of the department, or the culture of the company, or the specific shift of a company has allowed such behavior to occur.

Today, most of our organizations are at the middle to upper end of the training spectrum, but what about the very few company officers who face stress and aggravation on a daily basis when it comes to maintaining their units at peak efficiency? What is the cure? Sure, a culture of having the best and brightest people permeate the organization at all levels is the ultimate answer, but what does the company officer do now when the problems discussed above, exist?

In Part 2 of this series, we will start to explore some ideas and solutions for the company officer and how he or she can enhance the safety of their company and improve their own career prospects.

ARMAND F. GUZZI JR. has been a member of the fire service since 1987. He recently retired as a career fire lieutenant with the City of Long Branch, NJ, Fire Department and is the deputy director of the Monmouth County, NJ, Fire Academy where he has taught for over 20 years. He has a masters degree in management and undergraduate degrees in fire science, education, and business administration. View all of Armand's articles here. He can be reached via e-mail at afguzzi@yahoo.com or ag3025@aol.com.