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    Lightbulb Ranking for Jr's/Explorers

    What ranking system if any do you have for Jr's or explorers at your station or post

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    IF we were have the complete amount of Explorers we could have (10). Then the line officers would look like this:

    Captain
    1st Lieut.
    2nd Lieut.
    Secretary.

    But, because we only have 6 people, it goes like this:

    Captain
    1st Lieut.
    Secretary

    We figuire why fill up your line officers, and only have 1 person not be it. It would be odd. So we just wait till more come to fill the other position.
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    we go by the explorers ranking

    President
    Post VP
    Program VP (me)
    Secratary
    Tresurar

    kinda stinks but it works... and concider we only have 2 other people who dont have a position, so it doesnt really work...
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    In my department juniors are juniors. We do not get the honor of having ranks
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    ranking goes like this
    Fire ground officers
    1.cheif
    2.asst. cheif(me)
    3.1st captain
    4.2nd captain

    civil offices
    1.president
    2.VP
    3.Secratary

    these are all filled and it works out becuase we have about 12 members and more joining

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    Captain
    Lieutenant

    President
    Secretary/Treasurer

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    we use
    chief
    asst chief
    (squad 1) (squad 2)
    bat chief bat chief
    captain captain
    lieut lieut
    sr explorer sr explorer
    explorer explorer
    probationary explorer probationary explorer

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    Considering we only have four juniors, ranking like that would not work, and when we tried it, of course we all wanted to be captain and what not, but the firefighters wouldn't help us decide who should get the position, so we decided no to have any at all until they were needed. Instead, when we have our meetings (the hour before the reg. fire meeting at our station) we have a pres., sec., treas., and spokesperson/fundraiser organizer (me).
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    Same as FF881D. follow the dept chain of command just like the firefghters.
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    Ours doesnt really hold up that well but here is what the juniors made up.
    Chief
    Asisstant Chief 1
    Assistant Chief 2
    Captain (Me)
    Thats all.
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    Now I know a lot of you aren't gonna agree with me on this, but I think having fireground officers in a Junior/Explorer program is a waste. How do these "officers" get selected? Experience? Most training? Age? Voted on by the other members? And what are the responsibilities of these officers, it's not like they can take command of anything or send people to do an interior attack. It seems to me that having officers in a Junior program, where nobody has more than 4 years of firefighting experience and few, if any, have any interior attack experience and/or officer training, is useless. I basically see this as either a popularity contest, an ego booster, or both.

    Now, on the other hand, officers such as President, VP, Secretary and such can be useful if you have weekly or monthly meetings, as long as they get an approval from the advisor before they pass things such as how to spend money, fundraisers, etc.

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    we select our officers based on a few itmes. Popular vote, traning hours, ride along hours, skills test, written test, recomendations from actual department, tenure. The top of the list after all things considered is the chief, then the next 2 are asst chiefs, then next 2 bat chiefs, next 2 captains, etc......

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    Also to add, each fireground officer has other duties, such as fundraising chairman, treasuer, rules and reg chairman, safety chairman, events chairman, secretary, president, vp and so on, We basicly combined the post officer roles and the fire roles into one role.

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    The only thing our Captain (ME) does on the FireGround is just keep track of the Explorers that are on the scene. We give out orders too, nothing in the way of an interior or exterior attack, more like, getting tools, water, food, to their appropriate places. Filling up trucks, pulling hose, occassional Light Tower work. Anything to help.

    Around the FireHouse Captains are in charge of getting the Explorers to do work that they are asked to do.

    And at the meetings, Captain runs it.

    For us, we have a purpose and duties for our line officers to do. The Lieutenant has a set of duites too. It all flows together, making things safer, and more efficient.
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    the line offices for our explorer post are there to keep track of explorers at calls, give out tasks to explorers(manning the air pack station,getting tools, water,ect.) we also run drills when allowed.

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    Ours is:

    Cheif
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    well im with a police explorer group, be we mainly run the same ranks as the department does just in differnt numbers, and they dont have corporals

    3 corporals
    3 sergeants
    3 lieutenants
    1 captain

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    When I was an explorer the post I was in had the following ranks:

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    Another user said that "in my department, juniors are juniors." It's the same for my department. We only have 3 juniors though. I do wish they would make a system for us such as: Cheif, Asst. Cheif, and Captain....

    Hopefully....


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    we have like 18-20 Juniors running out of 3 Stations. We dont have Ranks. We are just Juniors. The only differance is some of us are Pack Cleared and some are not.

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    Ours is:
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    Our explorers have, Chief, Asst. Chief, Captain, Leiutenant as
    officers and then we have Secretary and Treasurer.

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    juniors are juniors in my department because we only have like 4 juniors
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