Managing a Fire Company

Is written by John Brunacini and Tim Dietz. John and Tim have over 30 years of combined experience as Company Officers managing and supervising actual fire companies. Managing a Fire Company presents on an effective Company Officer’s traits and their expectations, along with managing readiness, service delivery, HR matters, as well as addressing personnel issues in the most positive, corrective manner possible.

John Brunacini bio

John retired from the Phoenix Fire Dept Oct. 2006, where he served 26 years in the positions of Firefighter, Engineer and his last 14 years as a Captain. As a Captain on the department, he developed and managed the Phoenix Fire Network, he worked in the field as the Company Officer on Ladder 201 B-shift for 10 years, and his last 2 plus years on the job he managed the department’s Command Training Center. After retiring, John became the major co-founder and manager of the Blue Card Incident Commander Training and Certification Program. The end of 2020, John retired from Blue Card, where he has since written and published the textbook “Managing a Fire Company”. John is currently in the process of developing a corresponding Company Officer training and certification program that is based on and is supported by his new textbook.

Tim Dietz bio

Tim retired after 30 years in the fire service and is the Founder/CEO of Behavioral Wellness Resources, a consulting/counseling firm catering to the behavioral wellness needs of emergency response organizations and individuals. He is author of the book “Scenes of Compassion.” A Responder’s Guide for Dealing with Emergency Scene Emotional Crisis. Tim is the Clinical Director for the Oregon Satellite of the West Coast Post-Trauma Retreat. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has a small private practice – treating stress related injury in First Responders – in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley.