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 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.

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.

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.

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.

EMS and the Law

Author: Jacob Hafter
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763720682
Release Date: 2003-12
Genre: Medical

EMS and the Law is a primer about the American legal system as is applies to EMS providers, offering a basic overview of laws and rights with a detailed description of how they effect EMS. Topics covered in the text include duty to partners and patients, ethical responsibilities, patient and provider rights, negligence, processes and procedures, and what to do if you are named in a lawsuit.As an EMS provider, you know that your education does not stop when you finish your initial training. The things you learn in the field and in continuing education classes give you the extra skills and knowledge to make you the best provider you can be. The EMS Continuing Education Series was created to help you take that extra step toward not just being a great provider, but an outstanding one. ACLS for EMT-Basics, Intravenous Therapy for Prehospital Providers, Managing Stress in Emergency Medical Services, Sick Not Sick: A Guide to Rapid Patient Assessment, Spanish for EMS, and When Violence Erupts are also part of this series.

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.

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.

Legal Aspects of Emergency Services

Author: Gregory West
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284140828
Release Date: 2016-12-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Legal Aspects of Emergency Services introduces members of fire and emergency medical services to the legal system in the United States, showing them how various types of laws affect their work in emergency services. After studying Legal Aspects of Emergency Services, students will be able to identify situations in their work environment—whether at incident scenes or at the station—that reflect federal, state, and local laws, or may require the assistance of an attorney. The knowledge gained through this text can influence emergency responders’ words and actions in legally sensitive situations. Legal Aspects of Emergency Services meets and exceeds the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Program Legal Aspects of Emergency Services course outcomes. Chapters progress from a general foundation in the U.S. legal system, to general types of laws, and then to the more specific types of laws affecting emergency services, covering the legal aspects of topics such as: Patient privacy Emergency medical care Public information transparency Technology use Civil rights Employment benefits Employee safety Employer-employee relations Community rights Legal Aspects of Emergency Services also includes: Decisions from influential court cases Fictional case studies Clarifications of tricky legal concepts State laws involving emergency services Legal Aspects of Emergency Services is designed to provide responders with some basic legal knowledge so that, when faced with a legal quandary, they may remember the core principles discussed throughout this book and recognize the need to seek qualified legal advice. The law affects everything responders do in their daily activity, especially when functioning as an agent of a fire or EMS department. Fire fighters are calculated risk takers. They risk a lot to save a lot, and conversely risk nothing to save nothing, and they often find themselves operating within the gray area of those two extremes. Having an understanding of the law as it applies in different situations allows the prudent fire fighter, EMT, supervisor, manager or officer to manage legal exposure. There are times when it may be necessary to assume greater legal risk because it is the right thing to do. There are other times when a legal risk is not worth any potential benefit. As a result, it is important for those in fire and EMS disciplines to have a passing knowledge of the law and how it affects them in their profession.

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.

Effective Fire and Emergency Services Administration

Author: Robert S. Fleming
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593702298
Release Date: 2010-04
Genre: Medical

Dr. Fleming's new book -- drawing from an array of business and administrative disciplines -- provides a solid conceptual foundation for understanding, meeting, and exceeding the expectations of organizational stakeholders and preparing for professional, personal, and organizational success in fire administration. The book addresses the various course objectives and learning outcomes for both the Introduction to Fire and Emergency Services Administration course within the FESHE Associate's Model Curriculum and the corresponding bachelor's course, Fire and Emergency Services Administration. Effective Fire & Emergency Services Administration will be an invaluable resource for students (both undergraduate and graduate), and current fire and emergency services personnel of all ranks who are preparing for career advancement, including promotional examinations. It also will serve as a very useful reference for current fire and emergency service operational and administrative officers.

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.

Command and Control of Fires and Emergencies

Author: Vincent Dunn
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 0912212845
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Political Science

As a veteran FDNY firefighter and commander in Midtown Manhattan, Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn has led the call against all manner of fires and emergencies. This book crystallizes his decades of command experience. As a practical guide, it serves as an operational blueprint for today's fireground managers, in the urban environment and elsewhere. It will help prepare those who aspire to take command in an increasingly complex world, answering the alarms that will ring tomorrow. Among the many subjects covered in this text: command presence; life-and-death decision making; developing strategies using tactical essentials; fireground risk management and span of control; principles of size-up; building elements and components; and fireground communications.