Johnson City firefighter achieves Managing Officer status

Feb. 14, 2024

Johnson City firefighter completes Managing Officer Program

The Johnson City Fire Department is pleased to announce that Driver/Engineer Jeff Story recently achieved Managing Officer (MO) status. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s United States Fire Administration/ National Fire Academy announced in January that Story had successfully completed the program.

While participating in the MO program, Story received instruction on leadership, community risk reduction, firefighter and community safety, contemporary training issues and analytical tools for decision making.  He also gained critical insight concerning national response planning and incident management.

This is a two-year program comprised of four unique courses. After completing the courses, Story was required to take what he learned and complete a capstone project that directly benefitted the Johnson City Fire Department and the community. His project was then evaluated through a formal peer review.

“My Capstone project focused on community risk reduction. I developed a fire safety education program, and it is currently in the process of being implemented by our department,” said Story.

“Firefighters with the Johnson City Fire Department are devoted to our community. In addition to our regular training, members of the team, like Jeff Story, are dedicating countless hours of personal time toward professional development that will help improve the Department’s service to the people of Johnson City,” said Chief David Bell. 

Driver/Engineer Jeff Story is the third member of the Johnson City Fire Department to achieve MO status.