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    • #8747
      Vince TrippVince Tripp
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      Good Day,
      Currently in Richmond Hill we do not have acting positions for the Chief Fire Prevention Officer or Fire Prevention Officer (Captains) positions. We are in the process of putting together a proposal of why we feel these positions are important to have. I am looking for some feedback on what others have in place in their department for these positions.

      Do you have acting positions in prevention?
      Who is eligible for these positions, prerequisites etc. ?
      What situation(s) have the acting assuming the role of their acting rank?
      Do you have a qualifying list?

      Thanks in advance.
      Vince Tripp

    • #8781
      Joseph GardinerJoseph Gardiner
      Participant
      • City: North Bay
      • Department Name: North Bay Fire & Emergency Services

      Hello Vince,

      My answers below.

      Do you have acting positions in prevention? Yes, but has not been filled in 8-10 years.
      Who is eligible for these positions, prerequisites etc. ? the person who has the most seniority.
      What situation(s) have the acting assuming the role of their acting rank? N/A
      Do you have a qualifying list? no

      Thanks,

      Joe

    • #8782
      Delbert BlakneyDelbert Blakney
      Participant
      • City: Kingston
      • Department Name: Kingston Fire & Rescue

      Hi Vince,
      Responses below….

      Do you have acting positions in prevention? – yes as per our collective agreement. Acting must be appointed when supervisor is scheduled off for more than one consecutive days.
      Who is eligible for these positions, prerequisites etc. ? – Must have 7 years experience in FPO role.
      What situation(s) have the acting assuming the role of their acting rank? – Where decisions are required by the Chief Fire Official.
      Do you have a qualifying list? – All persons with greater than 7 years are offered acting in a rotation.

      Advantages:
      – department staff know who to contact for issues when CFPO is away.
      – provides an opportunity for staff development.
      – frees up senior management from having to deal with day to day prevention items during CFPO absence.

      Hope this helps!

      Del Blakney, Kingston

    • #8841
      Sam SiegelSam Siegel
      Participant

      Hey Vince,

      In Hamilton we have 16 Inspectors, 6 Fire Safety Officers (captains), ACFPO and CFPO. To act as a captain you need 5 years on the job (2 years at first class). To act as ACFPO or CFPO you need 2 years as a captain, though you can’t sign off on items that require CFPO designation when acting. Every 4 years there is a written exam for qualified inspectors and captains to act until they get promoted full time, for all divisions of the FD. The pool of actors is rotated through as acting time comes up.

      Sam Siegel

    • #8923
      Vince TrippVince Tripp
      Moderator

      Thanks for the replies. It’s appreciated.
      Hopefully we get some more input.

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