What is the ranking system for firefighters?

Firefighters are sworn, uniformed members of their departments. Rank-and-file firefighters are equivalent to enlisted personnel; supervisory firefighters are command officers with ranks such as lieutenant, captain, battalion chief, deputy chief and assistant chief, division chief, district chief, etc.

What is the organizational structure of a fire department?

The Chief is on the top of the fire department’s organization and leads a group of battalions (or sometimes just one in the case of many small towns). Companies make up the battalions and are organized around a piece of apparatus like a fire engine and the specialty of the team.

Is a captain higher than a lieutenant in the fire department?

Captain is a rank in various fire services. In most American and Canadian fire services, a captain ranks above a lieutenant and below a battalion chief, and therefore two grades above a regular firefighter.

What is the highest rank in the BFP?

2-star Major General
– 2-star Major General (Chief of the Bureau; BFP highest ranking official).

What is the chain of command in the fire service?

The chain of command is fire fighter, lieutenant, captain, battalion chief, assistant or division chief, and chief of the department.

What’s the difference between truck and squad firefighters?

(The squad is the “carry all” for fire scenes. It has a lot of extra material and equipment for other emergency action from fire ground support to rescue operations to scene clean up.) The main difference between the truck and the engine is usually cited as being that the truck is the rig with the big ladder.

What is an h2 firefighter?

Description of Position: Under general supervision, an H 2 Firefighter engages in firefighting and related activities for the saving of life and property; administers first responder treatment, including first aid; and responds to a variety of emergency situations involving public safety and medical care.

What is the lowest rank of BFP?

Senior Commissioned Officers/Star rank ( Commanding General Officers)

Police Brigadier General (PBGen.) Fire Chief Superintendent (FCSupt.)
Police Colonel (PCol.) Fire Senior Superintendent (FSSupt.)
Police Lieutenant Colonel (P/Lt.Col.) Fire Superintedent (FSupt.)
Police Major (PMaj.) Fire Chief Inspector (FCInsp.)

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