Looking for suggestions on how to deal with a bad company officer. I am a 3yr vet to the career side of firefighting but have almost 9yrs experience as a volunteer and am also a third generation firefighter. So I feel I have a decent grasp on things. I am currently assigned to an Engine/Medic house and am bid fourth to my engine. I often fill in as the engineer but mostly backstep. We have an officer that is all his way or the hi-way. He is out of shape, jepordizes our safety on fire scenes and won't stand up for anything that might tarnish his brass. We have tried talking to him, but always get the run around. The department I work for unfortunately believes in the good ole' boy system and won't do anything about him. Any suggestions?