Management in the Fire Service

Author: Harry R. Carter
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449690786
Release Date: 2015-12-15
Genre: Political Science

Revised edition of the authors' Management in the fire service, 2008.

Air Management for the Fire Service

Author: Mike Gagliano
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593701291
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The expert instructors at the Seattle Fire Department offer a comprehensive explanation of how to develop and implement an effective air management program for departments of any size. This handbook includes examples from international departments, the newest technology breakthroughs, and more.

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.

Crew Resource Management for the Fire Service

Author: Randy Okray
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593700067
Release Date: 2003-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This resource aims to reduce injuries and fatalities on the fireground by preventing human error. It provides fire service professionals with the necessary communication, leadership, and decision-making tools to operate safely and effectively under stressful conditions. Although the concept of crew resource management has been around since the 1970s, this is the first book to apply C( to the fire service industry.

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.

Fire Service Personnel Management

Author: Steven T. Edwards
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0135126770
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Medical

Fire Service Personnel Management is written with basic public personnel management concepts and incorporates fire service applications and examples throughout, while serving as both a successful text in the classroom and as an excellent resource for promotional officer candidates. Updated topics include: fire service personnel development, professional qualifications, recruitment, and diversity issues. The book is a top-notch resource for promotional officer candidates and current managers in the fire service.

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

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

No Time for Playing Cards

Author: Dane Carley
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos
ISBN: 9781593703271
Release Date: 2017-03-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Why do we continue to see similar firefighter injuries and line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) repeated each year? We often respond with technical solutions, such as more SOGs, safety lists, and studying more strategies and tactics. But are there greater depths of technical knowledge in our profession that can make firefighting significantly safer? Does it also help to look at the human side of our profession? Other high-risk, high-consequence industries have reduced injuries and LODDs by 60%–80% just by focusing on human factors and performance. Turning your department into a higher reliability organization starts with building a learning culture and teaching firefighters to ask “why?” Authors Dane Carley and Craig Nelson have a passion for helping people and departments in the fire and emergency services become successful. The techniques, methods, and processes in this book are based their own research and data as well as studies from many other professions and industries interested in being the best. Readers will learn how to: • Measure for and demonstrate leadership • Focus solutions on human performance • Build resilient departments • Most importantly, reduce firefighter injuries and LODDs

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.

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.

Introduction to Fire Safety Management

Author: Andrew Furness
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780750680684
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Andrew Furness and Martin Muckett give an introduction to all areas of fire safety management, including the legal framework, causes and prevention of fire and explosions, fire protection measures, fire risk assessment, and fire investigation. Fire safety is not treated as an isolated area but linked into an effective health and safety management system. Introduction to Fire Safety Management has been developed for the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management and is also suitable for other NVQ level 3 and 4 fire safety courses. The text is highly illustrated in full colour, easy to read and supported by checklists, report forms and record sheets. This practical approach makes the book a valuable reference for health and safety professionals, fire officers, facility managers, safety reps, managers, supervisors and HR personnel in companies, as well as fire safety engineers, architects, construction managers and emergency fire services personnel. Andrew Furness CFIOSH, GIFireE, Dip2OSH, MIIRSM, MRSH, is Managing Director of Salvus Consulting Limited who specialise in Fire Safety. He was the chairman of the NEBOSH / IOSH working party that developed the NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management certificate. Martin Muckett MA, MBA, CMIOSH, MIFireE, Dip2OSH, former Principal Health and Safety Advisor to The Fire Service Inspectorate and Principal Fire Safety Officer, Martin is currently Salvus Consulting Limited's Senior Fire Safety Trainer / Consultant. * Fully covers the syllabus for the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management * Student-friendly presentation in full colour packed with illustrations and photographs * Includes a summary of legislation relevant to fire safety, ideal as a reference for students as well as practitioners

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.

Risk Management Practices in the Fire Service

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1484843665
Release Date: 2013-04-29
Genre:

The manual is designed as a comprehensive guide that helps fire and emergency service providers understand the concepts that form the foundation of risk management principles and practices, In addition, the manual directs the reader to sources of additional information and operational examples. The manual focuses on the practical application of risk management principles to fire department operations.

Preventing Firefighter Disorientation

Author: William Mora
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos
ISBN: 9781593703745
Release Date: 2016-07-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In his first book, William Mora, a 30-year fire service veteran and firefighter safety advocate, discusses how to prevent traumatic structural firefighter fatalities. Firefighter disorientation can be defined as “the loss of direction due to the lack of vision in a structure fire.” To combat this problem, Mora outlines a multipronged approach to effectively address the components that contribute to disorientation and structural firefighter fatalities. This text includes many case studies and guidelines for size-up factors and is an important resource for all firefighters.