The Utah Fire Officer Designation Program (UFODP) uses the ODH as a basis to recognize personal achievement through specific training, education, certification, and experience related to the job of a company officer. This recognition program for Utah fire professionals provides a coherent and attainable guide to career advancement. To help prospective fire officers achieve each element found in the ODH, the UFODP also identifies resources available to Utah firefighters to attain the designation within a resource matrix that identifies particular certifications, training and college courses and experiences. The concept is that a person’s ability to perform well as an officer is dependent on more than a passing score on a test. Capability is built by years of varied and quantifiable learning and growing experiences. New firefighters can use the UFODP to map out a path for career advancement. Fire departments can use the OFODP to help define promotional qualifications. Found below is current news about the implementation of the program as well as documents that are being proposed as the basis for the recognition program.