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

Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services 2nd ed

Author: J. Curtis Varone
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111308803
Release Date: 2011-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Written by a lawyer who is also an experienced firefighter, LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, 2E walks you through the biggest legal issues confronting firefighters and emergency service personnel today. You'll learn all you need to kn

Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services

Author: J. Curtis Varone
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 1401865712
Release Date: 2006-10-01
Genre: Law

The Legal Aspect of the Fire Service book was written with the college student and professor in mind. The book will take them through from the basic legal documents and terms up to some the more complicated issues faced by the fire service today. The information is relayed in simple terms to help the students firmly understand what we are trying to explain to them. In each chapter we have our friend Jake, the Fire Fighter, who starts us off talking about one of the subjects in the chapter. Jake is always certain that he know what is the right answer to all the legal questions that are raised. The instructors version of the book will have a feature called ?side bars?, just like in the court room, when you need a little more information on a subject, the side bars will offer more information and ideas to spark conversations with the students

Fire Service Law

Author: Lawrence T. Bennett
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478634713
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Genre: Law

The frequency of lawsuits in the private and public sectors is proliferating, and the fire service is not immune. The protections afforded by Sovereign Immunity have eroded, and fire departments are rightfully being held to quality standards. They face an increasing number of responsibilities that expose them to litigation. Given his legal background and ongoing active role in the fire service, the author is in a unique position to provide expertise on how to avoid legal problems by learning from the experiences of others. The second edition of Fire Service Law continues to provide much-needed coverage of the key areas in which a firefighter or fire department is likely to encounter litigation. The fundamental legal principles presented will serve as an excellent foundation for proper decision making and protocol in a fire service organization. The real-life case studies and relevant examples taken from today’s headlines are valuable tools in the study of fire and EMS law. End-of-chapter review questions correspond to the case studies, and Expand Your Learning exercises are included for student and group assignments. Readers of this authoritative guide can stay abreast of the latest court decisions affecting fire department operations by accessing the author’s Fire, EMS, & Safety Law Newsletter website.

Fire Service Administration

Author: Nancy K. Grant
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0877653909
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Based on a wide body of field research, this Second Edition text explores the areas of knowledge that are most critical for fire service administrators. You'll get expert guidance on the practical aspects of budgeting, hiring human resource management, employee motivation, and business ethics. It's an excellent reference for both fire service officers and students.

Fire and Emergency Services Administration Management and Leadership Practices

Author: L. Charles Smeby Jr.
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284042351
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Fire and Emergency Services Administration: Management and Leadership Practices, Second Edition covers the latest course objectives from the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education’s (FESHE) Bachelor’s Core Level Fire and Emergency Services Administration model curriculum. To effectively lead modern public safety organizations and the various components within them, individuals must possess a solid understanding of the always-changing issues that face the fire and emergency medical services. The second edition of Fire and Emergency Services Administration: Management and Leadership Practices has been completely updated to deliver the very latest information needed to understand these challenges and will assist managers in making the proper decisions that can impact all aspects of their organization. The Second Edition features: Expanded emphasis on management and leadership of EMS operations. Updated budgeting financial strategies, including advice on how to overcome shrinking budgets and economic downturn. New guidance on hiring and diversity. Expanded coverage on training, education, and fire fighter safety. The following features are incorporated throughout the Second Edition: Chapter Objectives: FESHE Objectives and Knowledge Objectives are listed at the beginning of each chapter, including page references. Case Studies: Real-life incidents help stimulate student discussion and highlight important concepts. Facts and Figures: Provides useful and interesting history, facts, and other research relating to the fire and emergency services. Words of Wisdom: Presents powerful and informative quotes from organizational leaders and experts in their fields. Chief Officer Tips: Targeted advice to deal with common administrative issues and introduce techniques to implement change. Chapter Activities: End-of-chapter Fire and EMS activities reinforce important concepts and improve students’ comprehension.

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.

Risk Management in the Fire Service

Author: Steven S. Wilder
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 0912212632
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Risk management is the responsible supervision of an activity, operation, or process so as to minimize the potential for loss and to maximize safety for all those involved. This book defines risk management and the aspects of loss including safety committees, accident investigation, risk management on the fireground, and the issues surrounding sexual harassment. Learn how to manage these problems, avoiding confrontation and possible risk exposure in the future with specific examples of common departmental loss. Contents: Risk management defined The nature of loss The five-step risk management process Methods of managing risk The safety committee Incedent investigation Managing risks and emergency operations Risk management and the quality management program Putting it all together Sexual harassment in the fire service Studies in case law Common departmental loss exposures.

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.

North Carolina Fire Law

Author: C. Barrett Graham
Publisher:
ISBN: 1611636590
Release Date: 2015-09-22
Genre:

North Carolina Fire Law, Second Edition (Revised Printing) targets the legal issues confronting the state's firefighters, ranging from civil liability conflicts to the general statutes that provide punishments for various types of unlawful burning. Fire department activities that are discussed include: investigations, inspections, apparatus operation, mutual aid, nonprofit corporate activities, finance and district organization, employment law, benefits, and hazardous materials operations. This book is designed to be used both as a textbook for students and as a quick reference guide for anyone interested in North Carolina fire protection law. The new edition includes two new, short chapters on NFPA 1403 and junior firefighters. This revised printing updates the material.

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.

Officer s Guide to Fire Service EMS

Author: Gordon M. Sachs
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 0912212802
Release Date: 1999-01
Genre: Medical

Emergency medical service represents more than 80 per cent of the response activity in emergency response agencies. The whole concept of EMS has undergone drastic changes and improvements over the past three decades. With the ongoing threat of deadly diseases, the methods once practiced to treat trauma victims are not necessarily the best, or safest, procedures. In this day and age, change is the only constant. This book is designed to improve the quality of your EMS delivery.

Cross Training for First Responders

Author: Gregory Bennett
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439826544
Release Date: 2010-06-21
Genre: Law

The tragedy that occurred in the United States on September 11, 2001 brought enhanced emergency preparedness among first responders to the forefront of public awareness. Since those events — and despite significant progress made in many of the areas previously deemed deficient — some response areas are still woefully inadequate. Cross-Training for First Responders highlights these weaknesses that, in many cases, still remain in the response community. The book presents concrete solutions that arm first responders with vital knowledge so that they are better prepared in the event of another major incident. Innovative training The author demonstrates that the best way responders can prepare for, react to, and mitigate an incident is to require them to train outside their traditional responsibilities — thereby developing an understanding of other first responder agencies’ terms, methods, and operational procedures. Despite this enhanced situational training, communication gaps can occur during cross-response and across regions. The book explains the kind of training required to prevent a lack of situational awareness by those thrust into unfamiliar territory during crisis events or mass disasters. Other topics include ways to curtail the inherent tensions that arise between voluntary and career responders, how to turn conflicts between various responding agencies into collaboration, innovative training strategies, grant opportunities to pay for training and equipment, and the rising trend of on-line training courses. Testing readiness before an incident occurs Finally, the book covers mechanisms for testing first responders’ ability to apply their new cross-training techniques, demonstrates how to plan and conduct a "tabletop" drill, and explains how to review the drill results to determine the areas in which participants are still deficient. By identifying problem areas and offering concrete solutions, this book enables first responders to harness every possible advantage so that they are prepared and ready to confront the next crisis, no matter where it may strike.

From Buddy to Boss

Author: Chase Sargent
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593700751
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

Whether youre a new officer or in need of a mentor, From Buddy to Boss: Effective Fire Service Leadership, is a must-have management book youll turn to over and over again. Fire service veteran Chase Sargent has taken his popular course and written a no-holds barred leadership book for the fire service in a conversational and easy-to-read style. He tells you how to accept and survive politics, deal with the fringe employees, and keep your cool -- tricks of the trade that usually takes years to acquire. In this book youll learn: ***Your credibility is a valuable currency that takes time to build up. What you do, not what you say, is the ultimate test of your credibility, reinforcing your expectations*** ***That leadership requires individuals and organizations to create an environment where people and their ideas can thrive*** ***How to use stories to impress upon our new members the necessity of doing certain things*** ***That the quickest ways to lose trust are to inconsistently apply and enforce rules and to allow your personal feelings to dictate what you will and wont enforce*** ***Why leading by example and from the front, doing not saying, is critical to you success*** Reading From Buddy to Boss is like turning to a trusted friend for wisdom and advice you can count on to improve your job performance. Use this book to master your leadership as well as your management skills and successfully make the transition to boss.

Industrial Firefighting for Municipal Firefighters

Author: Craig H. Shelley
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593700812
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Although municipal firefighters respond on a daily basis to industrial fires or emergencies, even the largest fire departments often focus most of their training and attention to structural or wildland firefighting. It is increasingly probable that municipal firefighters will be called to an industrial incident due to a fire or terrorist event. The authors have written this book to specifically prepare the municipal firefighter for responses to a wide range of industrial fires, where the situation will be monumentally different. ""Industrial Firefighting for Municipal Firefighters"" is an ideal resource for municipal firefighters who may respond to an industrial incident, personnel at industrial facilities that have in-house, first-response capability, and larger industrial fire departments.