Chief Jenifer Collins-Brown is proud to recognize Lt. Conor Brown for his recent certification as Fire Officer II by the Department of Fire Services, Fire Training Council. The goal of the Fire Training Council is to stimulate professional development in the Massachusetts fire service which allows firefighters to demonstrate their ability to meet standards through an objective measure of their professional knowledge, skills and abilities. A Fire Officer II is a mid-level supervisor who performs both supervisory and first-line managerial functions who has met all the job performance and certification requirement of Fire Officer I as defined in NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications 2014 Edition.
Lt. Brown is currently the only member of the Fire Department certified to this level and is enrolled in Salem State University’s Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Administration. He also has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Protection and Safety Technology from North Shore Community College. Lt. Brown at the Fire Officer II level as part of his duties and responsibilities may perform the following activities:
- Prepares a project or divisional budget, news releases, and/or new policy or changes in existing policies
- Conducts inspections to identify hazards and addresses violations and conducts fire investigations to determine origin and preliminary causes
- Supervises multi-unit emergency operations, deploys assigned resources, and develops and conducts post-incident analysis
- Reviews injury, accident, and health exposure reports, identifies unsafe work environments or behaviors, and takes approved action to prevent their re-occurrence
“I am proud of the forward thinking and progressive style of our younger firefighters and look forward to them taking more of a leadership role in the Department.” Said Chief Collins-Brown.