I am looking for information other then nfpa standards on how other departments do ff levels. Such as probation, ff1, ff2, driver, etc. As of right now i am only working on tailboard ff levels, but soon to be followed with engineer and officer levels. This project will implement a system of advancement and pay raises throughout one rank. If you have any information on how your department does this please post or pm me with the levels and certifications it takes to obtain them. Any information is greatly appreciated!
How many personnel on your department ??
72 plus admin. Chief, assistant chief, 3 DC, 12 captain, 9 lt, 15 engineer, rest tailboard firefighters
Well you can't have to many more titles or each place will have a rank
We have the following:
Recruit/Probationary Firefighter: Training academy and 1st year OTJ
Basic Firefighter: Standard "Tailboard" title, this makes up for the majority of the rank and file.
Advanced Firefighter: Meets certain advanced training criteria, minimum of four years as a basic firefighter, can be a supervisory firefighter in the absence of a lieutenant or captain.
Lieutenant: Entry level officer, basic supervisory command of a singular engine or truck company.
Captain: Station command, as well as command of assigned engine, truck, or rescue company.
Assistant Chief: Obvious
Chief of Department: Obvious
We also have a department administrator who oversees all admin and HR issues however he and his direct staff are non uniformed personnel.
Thank you Gary. Our officer and above are the same. We also have engineers which sounds as your advanced level. What I'm thinking is sublevels for tailboard firefighters. Now it stands as firefighter for sometime then relief driver when an officer will sign off you are ready. No extra incentive to drive except one has to before they can be promotable to engineer. I know some departments have fire 1, 2, 3, specialist, etc, before the engineer rank. Looking to add incentive and more structure for firefighters to move up levels within the basic firefighter paygrade. They would all still be tailboard firefighters, just would have stepping stones and direction to the next level if they so desire.