• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Chief or director?

Status
Not open for further replies.

hoser147

Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2005
Messages
4,439
Location
Grand Lake St. Marys Ohio
Sounds as if the department is top heavy dont understand why they need 7 captains when they are running 3 shifts which is standard for alot of fulltime proffessional depts. A Cheif can function as a supervisor and firefighter as many do in my area 3 captains would be sufficient. Most also have an asst chief who also functions as a shift supervisor. 25 years and 48 years of age is common. (The average life of a Firefighter is 44 years). Supplimenting with Auxilary or volunteers is also common in the fire service, however it is hard to find people these days that have the time to volunteer due to increased training demands and other schedule conflict and there are the ones that are wanabies that dont last long and use up quite a bit of training funds. Is your local goverment Charter or Civil Service? Sounds as if you have a good dept just poor adminastration issues...........hoser147
 

car2back

Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2004
Messages
3,010
Location
Tulsa, OK
Our local FD runs A,B, and C shifts fulltime, 4 per shift; they have 1 capt per shift, plus 1 volunteer captain with a total dept of 24+ members.

Tulsa, on the other hand, has 1 captain per truck, as they have assigned trucks. this sometimes equates to 2 or 3 captains per station most days.

Another thing I like about my Dept is our Chief will be out there busting his @$$ with the rest of us raking a wildfire line!
 
Last edited:

hoser147

Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2005
Messages
4,439
Location
Grand Lake St. Marys Ohio
Phil your hometown dept sound alot like mine, and you are correct many large cities have a officer on each apparatus, and Battalion Chiefs and so on so forth........hoser147
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top