Fire Officer Mission Statement

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Action Requested: Approval and adoption of Clackamas Fire Officer’s Academy. To be implemented Fiscal 2016/2017. Background: Since January 2012 we have promoted 19 Lieutenant’s. Which equates to 43% of our current line Company Officers (CO). That number is going to drastically increase over the next 3-5 years with all of the forecasted retirements. Our tenured, experienced Company Officers and Chief Officers are retiring. Which gives the Fire District a unique challenge in preparing a large amount of brand new Company Officers with different experience levels. As a Fire District we emphasize succession planning and mentorship. The plan laid out below is the first step in that process. This plan supports our Values of Communicating Openly and …show more content…

Only those eligible to participate in the testing process would be able to take the Academy. Upon successful completion and promotion to Lieutenant the fire district would issue a probationary task book which would suffice the NFPA and DPSST task book for Fire Officer 1 and NWCG Engine Boss. Completion of the Lieutenant Task Book would be a requirement for successful completion of probation. The Fire Officer 2 academy would be a one week long academy. Like with the Fire Officer 1 only those eligible to participate in the testing process would be able to take the Academy. Upon successful completion of the academy and promotion to Captain, the Captain would be issued a Captains probationary task book which would meet the NFPA and DPSST requirements for Fire Officer 2 as well as NWCG for Strike Team Leader/ Task Force Team Leader. Completion of the Captain Task Book would be a requirement for successful completion of …show more content…

We would be setting our people up for success which means success for the fire district! Policy Implications: Authorization and approval of the Deputy Chief of Emergency Services, Division Chief of Operations, Division Chief of Training, and Training Officer required. Class would only be available to those eligible to take the perspective test. Realizing we cannot not make the academy mandatory due to budget implications and union requirement for compensation, we could make it highly recommended and offer points for the resume review portion of the test. Currently completion of the Metro Fire Officer Academy gets you 3 points on the Resume Review. Our Recommendation would be to get rid of points allotted for the Metro Fire Officer Academy and Offer 5 points for completion of the Clackamas Fire District Fire Officer Academy. This would be weighted slightly more in an effort to persuade potential candidates to take this Academy. If the fire district decides to make it mandatory there would need to be some language change in the contract with IAFF 1159. Budget Implications: The budget implication would be $7,000 a year allotted towards the

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