So I've got a basic understanding of the rank structure for most UK fire services - but recently I've noticed a lot of talk about "Level 2/4" etc incident commanders or something similar to that. I was wondering if anyone could draw a generic comparison between the rank names and the level of command ability, and what exactly the levels denote?
For example, (and I've no doubt this is incorrect before anyone mentions it)
Crew Manager - Level 1 - Commands a single appliance incident
Watch Manager - Level 2 - Commands a 2/3 appliance incident
Station Manager - Level 3 - Commands a 4/5 appliance incident