In responce to the post on DOD certifications
At our base the management has NOT been pro active on the certifaction program. We have had to seek certification on our own with no help from our Supervisors.
Most of our Firefighters have been grandfathered to Firefighter 2
A month ago we reguested IFSTA manuals to assist us on getting certified and as of this date we have not receved them.
also resently a Firefighter who does not have any Fire Officer Certification was promoted to Captain over other Firefighters who have DOD Fire officer Certifications I dont know what good the DOD certification is if it doesn't mean any thing on promotions at least not on our base.

[This message has been edited by Tom65 (edited December 30, 1999).]