The recently released report on the Office of the State Comptroller audit of the Jamesport Fire District (you can download it below) has the following to say regarding signing others in for activities:
120 points were supported by attendance records where the member did
Fourteen points were supported by manual attendance records where
What Do We Recommend?
Clearly, the State believes that members should not sign each other in. In general, most would agree that everyone should sign themselves into the activity, and the practice of having a chief or other officer sign a person in should be avoided. If it absolutely has to happen, it would be better if two officers vouched for the person.
Keep in mind, although this audit was focused on LOSAP, there are other reasons, in particular workers' comp coverage and benefits, why the individual should sign in himself/herself.
Download the report and read it below: