Denied Training..help me..
Okay, I have an issue, the training officer on my volunteer department has been denying me the ability to train as a driver/operator for some time now. I have completed one portion of it, but he will not allow me to finish the rest of it, but refuses to tell me why every time I ask. He also denies me the ability to go to things like the NFA, and FDIC conferences. We are a municipal department, and are city employees. Paid per call basis. So I guess it would fall under the normal equal opportunity employment rules, as well as fair treatment. Now I'm not one to normally whine, or complain..but when you have a volunteer department, one of which isn't normally overstaffed at 1300hrs on a Wednesday, and you have a lack of properly trained personnel available. Wouldn't it be smart to have someone who can perform multiple fireground functions without issue? I guess what bothers me the most, is that I have no issue with the Chief, he knows he needs people to be trained in those respects, so I fail to see the problem.