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    Need help, I have to write a job description for a captain on a smaller volunteer department. We have a Chief, ***. Chief, Captain, Lieutenant and about 18 members. Any thoughts? Thanks


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    I came from a small dept of about 15 - 20 pers, all ranks. We had the Chief, DChief and one Capt. For a time we had around 30 members, and two Capts, making it sort of like two shifts - although we never had a shift cycle. Any more "brass" than that and it starts to get top heavy. Seems to me you guys have a similar compliment. So the question I will ask is: Do you really need one more officer? Or maybe make two Lts rather than a Capt and Lt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CAFSDriver View Post
    Need help, I have to write a job description for a captain on a smaller volunteer department. We have a Chief, ***. Chief, Captain, Lieutenant and about 18 members. Any thoughts? Thanks
    "*** chief"? I take that as a slam! The word is ASSISTANT, since you knew how to spell the other ranks, learn to spell all of them correctly! Beside I was a Deputy Chief before I retired, that is above an Assistant in my old department.
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    CAPTAIN - The duties of the Captain are to carry on the duties of the Chief and the Deputies in their absence at all fires and emergencies. The Captain shall have to take command of the Company at all fires and drills; to see the apparatus is kept in good order and repair at all times and to see that each member performs their duties as a firefighter. They shall keep a record of attendance as well as a complete record of all fires and drills. They shall be responsible for the return of all the apparatus to the firehouse and shall keep it in condition for immediate use. The Captain shall award extra credit for clean up details of more than 1/2 hour after fires. The Captain shall award full credit to a member attending a company function during a fire or drill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allineedisu View Post
    "*** chief"? I take that as a slam! The word is ASSISTANT, since you knew how to spell the other ranks, learn to spell all of them correctly! Beside I was a Deputy Chief before I retired, that is above an Assistant in my old department.
    big deal, he abbreviated it. he put ***. chief not *** chief

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    I think all departments must have an "***" Chief of some sort.
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    uh, ya, Ok.

    We have:

    Department Chief
    Assistant Chief
    2 Deputy Chief's

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    Quote Originally Posted by allineedisu View Post
    "*** chief"? I take that as a slam! The word is ASSISTANT, since you knew how to spell the other ranks, learn to spell all of them correctly! Beside I was a Deputy Chief before I retired, that is above an Assistant in my old department.
    I've always wondered what an "*** chief" is as well?
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33 View Post
    I've always wondered what an "*** chief" is as well?
    Isn't he the guy in the white hat that KICKS yours if ya ain't movin' your butt fast/hard enough during a drill? Hence *** Chief, as in he is always KICKING one or another?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    Isn't he the guy in the white hat that KICKS yours if ya ain't movin' your butt fast/hard enough during a drill? Hence *** Chief, as in he is always KICKING one or another?
    This could indeed be it. No other use on the fire ground other than kickin the butts of those not working!
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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    Most of the ***'t Chiefs that I have known had a big set of gonads. Mess with them and see what they can do to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnee View Post
    Most of the ***'t Chiefs that I have known had a big set of gonads. Mess with them and see what they can do to you.
    I'LL BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33 View Post
    I've always wondered what an "*** chief" is as well?
    I want to be an ***. chief for the All Womens volleyball team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotTrotter View Post
    I want to be an ***. chief for the All Womens volleyball team.
    Or, how about the Norwegain Womens' bikini swim team?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotTrotter View Post
    I want to be an ***.
    You KNOW people will copy this quote and use it.
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    Bones,No want required,he's already there. Jonnee,I resemble that remark. I don't get mad,I remember. Ask the South side district how much hose a D/C car taping will cost ya,hehe T.C.

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    If you'll send me an email or a PM, I'll forward you what I use. We're close to the same size of department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotTrotter View Post
    I want to be an ***. chief for the All Womens volleyball team.
    Join the club. That would be a terrible posistion to hold now wouldn't it.
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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    Here (according to our SOPís) the Captains are responsible for:

    1)Departmental grounds and equipment.
    2)Keeping informed on the latest departmental and county SOPís.
    3)Keeping maintenance records on equipment.
    4)Command people and hold their respect and confidence.
    5)Is accountable for departmental firefighting efficiency.
    6)Is accountable for the serviceability of equipment.
    7)Should assist the proper authorities in arson suspicion investigation as to cause, origin, and circumstances of all fires.
    8)Shall determine along with the Chief and Asst. Chief the numbers and kinds of units of which department is to be composed.
    9)Shall see that complete records of all fire runs are made, apparatus or equipment inspections, property inspections, personnel files, and all other documents pertinent to the operation are kept.
    10)Can authorize emergency expenditures up to $500.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAFSDriver View Post
    Need help, I have to write a job description for a captain on a smaller volunteer department. We have a Chief, ***. Chief, Captain, Lieutenant and about 18 members. Any thoughts? Thanks
    Check this link out.

    http://www.firecenter.mnscu.edu/Hand...dbookIndex.htm

    I found them a while back and they have some good general thoughts that you can work from to make them your own...

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