Fire Department Strategic Planning

Author: Mark Wallace
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593700032
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

Successful fire service leaders know that a fire department that isn't moving forward is dying or, at least, in danger of dying. In this second edition, author Mark Wallace succinctly points out that if you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. Fire departments that know where they are going, know the environment in which they must operate, and have identified how to get there have the best chance of achieving their goals and desires. These concepts form the foundation of strategic planning. They challenge fire chiefs to escape from the typical operational thinking, to begin strategic thinking, and ultimately to manage their organizations strategically. Readers will learn about the strategic planning process and why each of the steps in the process is critical if the plan is to succeed. More importantly, while the strategic planning process may be thought of as extremely complicated this book remove the mystery that some think of when considering strategic planning by providing timely advice and easy to use tools to assist in the strategic planning process.

The Fire Chief s Handbook 7th Edition

Author: Richard A. Marinucci
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos
ISBN: 9781593702625
Release Date: 2015-04-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Fire Chief’s Handbook, 7th Edition continues Fire Engineering’s 82-year tradition of publishing the definitive resource for advanced fire service training. The text has been completely updated to meet the changing environment and added responsibilities of the fire service. Returning authors have rewritten their chapter to address today’s leadership and administrative concerns, while new authors are also introduced to offer new perspectives. This comprehensive guidebook is designed for firefighters, company officers, and chief officers of all ranks and department types who want the latest information on the fundamentals of leadership in the fire service, as well as managing the day-to-day operations of a fire department.

Management in the Fire Service

Author: Harry R. Carter
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763744018
Release Date: 2006-05-23
Genre: Medical

Sharpen Your Leadership Skills And Improve Departmental Performance! This Revised Edition Of Management In The Fire Service Is The Best Source For Proven Strategies On Handling The Managerial Challenges Unique To Your Field. You'll Find The Latest On Vital Topics Such As Pre-Fire Planning, Incident Command, Public Fire And Life Safety Education, Management Of Financial Resources, And Training. New Chapters On Fire Prevention, Code Enforcement, And Labor Relations In The Fire Service Are Also Included. Boost Your Effectiveness In Motivating, Supervising, And Evaluating Personnel, And Apply Management Theory Principles To Actual Service Situations. From Chief And Company Officers To Fiscal, Personnel, And Administrative Managers, If You're In A Management Position, This Book Will Boost Your Performance!

The Fire Chief s Handbook

Author: Robert C. Barr
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780878148301
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

Edited by Robert C. Barr and John M. Eversole, The Fire Chief's Handbook, 6th Edition, continues a 71-year tradition of publishing the definitive resource for advanced fire service training. This comprehensive guidebook is designed for fire fighters, company officers, and chief officers of all ranks and of all department types who want the latest information on the fundamentals of leadership in the fire service as well as managing the day-to-day operations of a fire department.

Labor Relations for the Fire Service

Author: Paul J. Antonellis
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593702847
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

In his highly regarded new book, Paul Antonellis -— fire service veteran, training/education consultant, instructor, author -— explores the aspects of labour relations that are intertwined with human resource management in today’s fire service organisations.

Intended as a text for college-level fire service programs, Labor Relations for the Fire Service meets USFA’s FESHE requirement for the Personnel Management for the Fire and Emergency Services course.

The Fire Chief s Toolbox

Author: Ron Graner
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593701048
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Political Science

This is not another book about how to put the wet stuff on the red stuff. The Fire Chief's Tool Box presents a clear view of the personal and professional issues affecting a new fire chief and offers tools to address the issues successfully. The Fire Chief's Tool Box will provide readers with: • Realistic insight into the knowledge, skills and abilities that every fire chief must have to succeed. • Guidelines for long-term career preparation. • An understanding of the job search and selection process. • A fundamental plan for assuming command. • An understanding of the importance of the chief's role as a politician, educator, salesperson and marketer to assure career success. • Guidance for spouses and families of those who seek to become The Chief. • A reminder that the primary job of every fire chief is the safety of his or her personnel. As a future or current chief of any fire department, you will: • Benefit from the practical, straightforward and common sense advice. • Discover the thought processes needed to meet the challenges that face every chief. • Gain insight that will help your family cope with the stresses your job as fire chief will bring to their lives.

Disaster Planning and Control

Author: William M. Kramer
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593701895
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Political Science

In this new book, Bill Kramer examines the complexities of disaster planning and control, covering the concepts of disaster management, development of disaster and emergency operation plans, and much more. Through examples and case studies, the book is designed to allow the fire officer to study how the fire service has been involved with responding to various disasters and, by learning from the past and understanding the concepts presented, make a difference in the overall outcome of future events. Disaster Planning and Control will be an invaluable resource for anyone involved in disaster response--from the frontline worker to the highest elected official. This book is written to the FESHE model curriculum for the Disaster Planning and Recovery course.

Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center

Author: Anthony Kastros
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593700775
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book identifies the key knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in the assessment center promotional process. Assessment centers are widely used by fire departments throughout the country. Unfortunately, many candidates fail to prepare for the test by failing to prepare for the position they seek. Whether aspiring to be a Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief or above, this book gives the reader the tools to establish a personal plan for success in the test and in the position. This book is written in a humorous, matter-of-fact style that makes it easy to understand and retain. The reader is taught to truly prepare for the position and make the mental paradigm shift from test candidate to incumbent officer, which is a very unique and effective method. The book provides the reader with the tools needed to create his/her own plan for success. A personal self-assessment helps the aspiring officer evaluate his/her current status and leadership style. This baseline provides the foundation to get the reader asking questions about real-world scenarios that are mimicked in the testing arena. Features & benefits: * Gain a better understanding of what an assessment center is * Contains test exercises, sample problems, rating criteria, scoring sheets, assessor selection and common pitfalls *Learn the 27 knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) spanning the 3 dimensions of leadership, management and emergency scene operations *Gain an in-depth understanding of how to develop their KSAs to succeed in the test and the position This book identifies the key knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in the assessment center promotional process. Assessment centers are widely used by fire departments throughout the country. Unfortunately, many candidates fail to prepare for the test by failing to prepare for the position they seek. Whether aspiring to be a Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief or above, this book gives the reader the tools to establish a personal plan for success in the test and in the position. This book is written in a humorous, matter-of-fact style that makes it easy to understand and retain. The reader is taught to truly prepare for the position and make the mental paradigm shift from test candidate to incumbent officer, which is a very unique and effective method. The book provides the reader with the tools needed to create his/her own plan for success. A personal self-assessment helps the aspiring officer evaluate his/her current status and leadership style. This baseline provides the foundation to get the reader asking questions about real-world scenarios that are mimicked in the testing arena. Features & benefits: * Gain a better understanding of what an assessment center is * Contains test exercises, sample problems, rating criteria, scoring sheets, assessor selection and common pitfalls *Learn the 27 knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) spanning the 3 dimensions of leadership, management and emergency scene operations *Gain an in-depth understanding of how to develop their KSAs to succeed in the test and the position

Engine Company Fireground Operations

Author: Harold Richman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763743984
Release Date: 1986-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This Classic Text Describes And Illustrates Engine Company Procedures For Working Structural Fires. From Water Supply To Extinguishing Agents, The Complete Range Of Operations Is Covered In Engine Company Fireground Operations.

Excellence in Execution

Author: Robin Speculand
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781683501442
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Excellence in Execution is about how to execute strategy. Leaders today recognize that they need to have the ability to craft strategy and that they require the skills to execute it. But almost all books, blogs, talks, articles and other material discuss “why” execution is important, not how to achieve excellence in execution. Excellence in Execution aims to start where almost all leave off. It takes the reader on the implementation journey and is in two parts. Part One addresses "Transforming the Approach." It focuses on changing the current thinking and attitude of leaders. Two thirds of strategy execution still fail and a different approach is required. A new language and terms are introduced such as, Strategy Cadence, Execution Juxtaposition, Decoding the Execution Challenge, Mavericks Network, Review Rhythm and the Three Themes Broad of Execution. Part Two is about "Making It Your Own" and explains how to do this by providing the required mindset, skillset and toolset. It explains in detail what is required to:

Green Christianity

Author: Mark I Wallace
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451413854
Release Date: 2010-09-10
Genre:

The central message of this book is that religion has a special role to play in saving the planet. Religion has the unique power to fire the imagination and empower the will to break the cycle of addiction to nonrenewable energy. The environmental crisis is a crisis not of the head but of the heart. The problem is not that we do not know how to stop climate change but rather that we lack the inner strength to redirect our culture and economy toward a sustainable future. Only a bold and courageous faith can undergird a long-term commitment to change. This book is a call to hope, not despair--a survey of promising directions and a call for readers to discover meaning and purpose in their lives through a spiritually charged commitment to saving the Earth.

Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services 3rd Edition

Author: J. Curtis Varone
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593703479
Release Date: 2014-09-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The third edition of Legal Considerations for Fire & Emergency Services is a reader-friendly guide to the challenging legal issues that firefighters and emergency service personnel encounter. Written by J. Curtis Varone, a practicing attorney as well as an experienced firefighter, this book explores such key topics as fire department liability, search and seizure, sovereign immunity, overtime laws, collective bargaining, OSHA compliance, workers’ compensation, physical abilities testing, medical examinations, drug testing, discrimination, and sexual harassment. It is a perfect textbook for any course on fire service law as well as an indispensable desk reference for day-to-day fire department administration. Features of the new 3rd Edition: • Updated cases on several topics including residency requirements, employment discrimination, and more • Expanded treatment of hot topics such as digital imagery, social media, and electronic surveillance • Meets the latest requirements for FESHE’s Legal Aspects of the Fire Service curriculum • Many new photos and graphics to help connect cases to day-to-day issues in the fire service • Coverage of recent changes to search and seizure law, use of digital photos and social media by emergency personnel, and fire department liability

Courageous Leadership

Author: Sumeet Kumar
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781351591508
Release Date: 2017-12-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Courageous Leadership: The Missing Link to Creating a Lean Culture of Excellence is one of the firsts of its kind to wade through the confusion among leaders on selecting the type of change approach that will get the best results in their organization. It educates the senior executive leaders and organizational excellence practitioners on the different characteristics of change and answers why the approach to incremental and transitional change cannot deliver the results expected from a transformational change. The author shares his experiences from leading several small and large scale organization transformations in multiple industries across different countries on how to establish a robust foundation for an excellence journey and integrate strategy into daily operations. This book elaborates on the types of courage and what it means to be a courageous leader while leading change in difficult situations, and what leaders do differently for putting the organization on a path to excellence and culture transformation. This book shares an innovative design, a methodology and an approach that combines best practices and principles from Malcolm Baldrige, Shingo, Lean, Six Sigma, Balanced Scorecard, accreditation, change management, patient and family-centered care, the Competing Values Framework, the LEADS framework, and the project management body of knowledge. The implementation of this model at a hospital in Canada propelled the organization further ahead on their transformational journey compared to other organizations that started much earlier. Sensei in Japanese means Teacher and Gyaan in Sanskrit means Knowledge. Brief sections on ‘Sensei Gyaan’ have been interspersed throughout the book to provide valuable tips to the readers based on author’s experiential learnings over the past two decades. This book serves as a practical guide for senior executive leaders and organizational excellence practitioners, who wish to embark or are in various stages of their organizational excellence and culture transformation journey. Readers will be guided through 26 elements necessary for establishing a robust foundation and an additional set of 22 Management System elements required to create and sustain a culture of quality across the organization. For leaders in healthcare, the book provides a framework, guiding principles, and associated practices that support the implementation of the 4 core concepts of patient and family centered care namely, dignity and respect, information sharing, participation and collaboration. Included in the book are several examples with creative visuals, ready-to-use templates and standard works, models, guiding principles, and strategies based on best practices to assist leaders in their organization excellence journey.

Chief Officer

Author: International Association of Fire Chiefs
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763779290
Release Date: 2011-08-08
Genre: Medical

The Complete Fire Inspector I and II Training Solution! Fire inspectors need to know how to interpret and apply national and local codes and standards in the office and in the field. Fire Inspector: Principles and Practice is designed to prepare fire inspectors to ensure the highest standards of fire and life safety in their communities. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you Fire Inspector: Principles and Practice, a modern integrated teaching and learning system for the fire inspector. This textbook meets and exceeds the job performance requirements for level I and II fire inspectors from Chapters 4 and 5 of NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, 2009 Edition. Fire Inspector: Principles and Practice is built on a solid foundation of the basics: building construction, fire growth, and types of occupancies. This fundamental knowledge is presented in a concise, understandable writing style that is easy to digest and recall. The solid foundation of fire and building knowledge then branches out to show the fire inspector how abstract concepts and codes will be concretely applied on a daily basis. This is the text that truly prepares fire inspectors for the real world.