What is your post's command structure like?
Is it a direct copy of the department, modified from the department or does it follow learning for life guide lines?
or it a weird combo of all of the above?
We had 2 explorer captains and 2 explorer sergeants. Our explorer chain of command is a mess right now. One captain lost his rank, the other (me) is at school, one sergeant joined the department and the other is at school as well.
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04-26-2004, 04:42 PM #1
Explorer command structure
04-26-2004, 10:34 PM #2
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Our dept's group of cadets doesn't really have any sort of command set up or anything. We did vote on a captain tho, mainly for the purpose of a jr. firefighting competition we were in and it was required that you have one. For our group, I don't think a command system would be very useful. We have our adult advisors that are Firefighters, and one of the Captains in the dept. is the one in charge of the cadets. The topic has been brought up but we couldn't come up with a good reason to have one. I think having one would create some tension among us, and cause people to go on power trips, then again maybe not. But hey every group does things differently ~ what works for some might not work for others I am content with the way things are now and happy with our team capt. we voted on for the competition. He is a good leader and knows what he is talking about. Anyway, i just wanted to share how things are done on this end. This was a good topic for a thread ffexpCP, I'll be interested to read what others have to say! Stay safe everyone
04-27-2004, 04:34 PM #3
Our command structure is:
2nd Lt. (Unfilled right now due to a lower number of Explorers then what is needed to fill this position.)
Our treasurer is an Advisor.
The system works good for us here, we usually have a couple of Explorers on most calls, so having a command system helps out in those regards, it also works out around the fire house.IACOJ
04-27-2004, 06:06 PM #4
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here it goes like this:
Explorer Sr. command (kinda like a chief)- gets orange helmet
Station command officer (like a Lt.)- Gets blue helmet
Explorer (like regular FF)- Gets black helmet
as for the FFs
Chief- white helmet
Capt. and Lt.- red helmet
Seargent- yellow with searg. crest
Probie FF- yellow with red P's on the sideIF YOU FOLLOW ALL OF THE RULES YOU MISS ALL OF THE FUN.
Moose (Post 2028 Vice President/ Command Officer)Explorer Highland Twp. Fire/Rescue Dept.
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These Are My Opinions, Not that of My Dept. or Any other Orgnazition I Belong to.
04-28-2004, 10:40 AM #5
We had the 2 ranks. Chief and Deputy Chief. I was the chief and my only real "job" was to handle the LFL paper work and equipment such as turnouts. As we got more into it I would co-ordinate multi department jr./post trainings and trips.
The deputy was basicly my back up. If I couldnt attend a meeting he would take over where I left off. He also served as a valuable second and level headed opinion to some of my decisions.I dont suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
04-28-2004, 07:42 PM #6
We have an advisor, whos a FF/EMT, then me, and I`m the Senior Explorer (cause I`ve been around the longest, and ride the most) then all the other guys.AJ, MICP, FireMedic
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04-29-2004, 01:25 AM #7expvolFirehouse.com Guest
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