When promoted to a company officer, firefighters assume new responsibilities and challenges, with both firefighter and civilian lives are at stake. Fire Officers are responsible for ensuring the safety of the firefighters under your command and leading the charge to rescue lives and protect property. Duties may include training, supervising building inspections, fulfilling administrative responsibilities, and maintaining discipline. It is a position where the firefighter must be prepared for the new role. The Fire Officer Certificate program is designed to give firefighters the ability to obtain education in many of the areas necessary to prepare for supervisory duties with an emphasis on safety.
Fire Science - Fire Officer Certificate Requirements