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ADM 1-1 Chain Of Command And Organizational Chart

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Who does the Fire Chief report directly to?

Mayor

What is the primary purpose of the Chain of Command in the Omaha Fire Department?

To ensure safety and accountability on the fire ground and monitor administrative functions

What is the role of the Fire Apparatus Engineers in the Chain of Command?

They hold a rank with added responsibility, but are not considered a part of the Chain of Command

Who do the Division Battalion Chiefs report to when the Assistant Chief is off duty?

The Fire Chief

What is the concept of Unity of Command in the context of the Omaha Fire Department?

Each firefighter answers to only one supervisor and each supervisor reports to only one Chief Officer

Who is responsible for coordinating all facets of the Omaha Fire Department?

The Fire Chief

What happens when a Battalion Chief issues direct orders to a Firefighter without the use of his Captain?

The effectiveness of the Chain of Command is lost

What is the primary function of the Chain of Command in the Omaha Fire Department?

To establish a path for communication, decision making, problem solving, and direction

When should an officer bypass the Chain of Command?

Only in cases of extreme emergencies

What should an officer do if they receive conflicting orders from a ranking officer?

Advise the second officer of the previous orders and carry out the original order

What is the benefit of the two-way function of the Chain of Command in the Omaha Fire Department?

It ensures that the voice of the organization is heard

Who does the Safety Chief report to on safety issues?

The Fire Chief

What is the responsibility of the Fire Chief in terms of reporting within the Omaha Fire Department?

To be furnished with timely, accurate, and complete reports from within the department

What is the role of the Chain of Command in ensuring accountability within the Omaha Fire Department?

It ensures that every firefighter is accountable to the Fire Chief

What is the role of the first officer arriving at the scene of an emergency incident?

They are in charge of the incident until the arrival of a Chief Officer

What is the purpose of the organizational structure within the Omaha Fire Department?

To ensure safety and accountability on the fire ground and monitor administrative functions

What is the principle behind the Chain of Command?

To ensure that orders are given through the proper channels

What should happen when an officer of lesser rank is taking improper action?

A ranking officer should assume command

What is the relationship between the Chain of Command and the organizational structure of the Omaha Fire Department?

The Chain of Command is a part of the organizational structure

What is the role of the Chain of Command in decision-making within the Omaha Fire Department?

It establishes a clear path for communication and decision-making

This quiz covers the Standard Operating Procedure of the Omaha Fire Department, focusing on the chain of command and organizational structure. It explores the management structure used to ensure safety and accountability on the fire ground and in administrative functions within the department's divisions. Test your knowledge of the communication pathways and command structure within the Omaha Fire Department.

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