Cancer Prevention Workgroup
The Company Officers' Section has implemented a workgroup to put together monthly resources to aid in cancer prevention. Check out their resources below.
September 2020 Flyer (pdf)
August 2020 Flyer (pdf)
July 2020 Flyer (pdf)
June 2020 Flyer (pdf)
April 2020 Flyer (pdf)
March 2020 Flyer (pdf)
February 2020 Flyer (pdf)
January 2020 Flyer (pdf)
Professional Development Resources
Essential Strategies and Tools Needed for the Successful Fire Service Program Manager
Check out this webinar hosted in August 2020 hosted by the IAFC COS and the Merritt College Fire Science Program Professional Development Speaker Series. Chief Reginald Freeman, Hartford (CT) Fire Department, hosts this webinar.
Watch the webinar
Firefighter to Supervisory Fire Officer Transition Plan
This white paper, created by members of the COS Board, was released at FRI 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. This document provides guidelines and best practices for the individual who desires to promote to the position of company officer.
Download your free copy today (pdf)
Succession Management for the Fire-Rescue Service - Understanding and Applying the Process. Released in July 2017, this document provides guidance on how to create a succession plan for your department.
Purchase this resource
Company Officer Podcast Series
The Benefits of Credentialing for the Company Officer (mp3) - Chief Reggie Freeman (Lockheed Martin Aeronautics FD - Fort Worth, Tx.) discusses how credentialing will help ensure that the 21st century company officer has the requisite skill set to successfully lead at both the company and organizational levels.
The Role of the Company Officer in Creating a Culture of Safety (mp3) - With a career that spans 45 years, Dr. Burt Clark (Mount Airy, Md.) shares his thoughts on the concepts of culture, safety and being proactive in the area of community risk reduction.
Effective Political Engagement Mindset and Tips for Company Officers (mp3)
Cancer in the Fire Service (mp3)
Articles by IAFC Company Officer Members
Excellent Firefighters: We're Not Promoting Through Testing Difficulties - by Captain D. Brady Rogers
Company Officer Leadership: Labor-Management Relations - Building Our Teams - by Captain Rob Frampton
Moving Forward in 2017 - by Captain Demond Simmons
All-Hazards on the Street - by Lieutenant Patrick Mahoney
Innovation in Officer-Development Training - by Lieutenant Marc Davidson
The Company Officer's Role in Obtaining Funding - by Captain Mike Jaffa
Big Data and Medical Hotspotting to Enhance Community Health and Prosperity - by Captain Demond Simmons
All-Hazards Planning: Team Approach - by Battalion Chief Jonathan Messick
Advantages of Diversity and Inclusiveness - by Captain Mary Emge
Company Officers in 2015 and Beyond - by Lieutenant Randy Hanifen
The Fire Prevention Week Revival - by Captain Mary Emge
Any Call Any Time - by Captain Joe Bradley
Regional Collaboration (pdf) - by Lieutenant Randall Hanifen
Principles of Effective Organizational Structures - by Lieutenant Chris Divver
Building Equity at the Kitchen Table - by Lieutenant Chris Divver
Relevant to the Community - by Captain Mike Jaffa
Avoiding Complacency in Your Leadership Role - by Captain Jonathan Messick
Saving Firefighters from Themselves - by Captain Demond Simmons
Company Officer Leadership Symposium (COLS) - an intense, 3-day program providing company officers with valuable skills and knowledge required to stay ahead and grow as a leader. Graduating from the program demonstrates exceptional professional growth for promotional assessments.
IAFC Officer Development Handbook - a great resource for present and future leaders, this handbook has over 60 pages of valuable information and recommendations for career advancement with an emphasis on leadership competencies through all four levels of officer development. All COLS attendees receive complimentary copies of this handbook.
Company Officer Mentor Program - Choose a chief officer or company officer as a mentor and start learning from an expert who wants to share and help you grow.
KnowledgeNet discussion forums - IAFC's members-only, peer-to-peer online community. Join a discussion, look up a resource or post on a blog.