Fire and Rescue Services

Leadership and Management Perspectives

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Author: Peter Murphy,Kirsten Greenhalgh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319621556

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This unique text fills a major gap in the emergency services literature by surveying the research on fire and rescue service management in the UK. An extensive evidence base focuses on organizational culture, leadership skills, standards, and accountability, emphasizing the services’ dual roles as first responders and guardians of public safety and prevention. The implications for international public health and safety programs are made clear as the services’ recent history illustrates the complex challenges typical of functioning within local and national political contexts. Chapters take on a broad range of management, leadership, service delivery, and staffing concerns, including: · Evolution and adaptation of fire and rescue services during periods of expansion and austerity. · Civil protection as a local and national priority. · Structural issues: assessments and improvements, collaborations with other services. · Emerging social concerns: diversity, gender equality, the aging worker population. · The concepts and consequences of heroes and heroism. · Future directions for governance, transparency, and accountability. Fire and Rescue Services complements the earlier volumes in the Leadership & Management of Emergency Services series with equal parts realism and vision. It should interest a wide audience of public policymakers, public managers, and emergency service personnel, as well as academics and researchers.

Fire and Emergency Services Administration: Management and Leadership Practices

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Author: L. Charles Smeby Jr.

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449605842

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 6963

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."

A Leadership Guide for Combination Fire Departments

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Author: Fred C. Windisch,Fred C. Crosby,International Association of Fire Chiefs

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763733810

Category: Law

Page: 244

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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.

Working for the State

Employment Relations in the Public Services

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Author: S. Corby,G. Symon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230347983

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

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This book examines the impact of public sector reforms and reorganisations on the experiences of the UK public sector's six million workers and those employed in the private sector but providing public services. Chapters bring long-standing topics up-to-date, such as worker representation and reward.

Practical Leadership and Management in Nursing

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Author: Eleanor J. Sullivan,Gayle Garland

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132320276

Category: Leadership

Page: 311

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Team work, management, & leadership skills are an important part of being a nurse. This is the perfect book to help you on your way to being a well-rounded nursing professional. It uses friendly, accessible language to comprehensively cover all management theories & applies them to practical nursing settings.

Chief Fire Officer's Desk Reference

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Author: John M. Buckman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763729356

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

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This comprehensive volume covers every topic of interest to fire service officers. Every fire department needs this book!

From Buddy to Boss

Effective Fire Service Leadership

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Author: Chase Sargent

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 159370075X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

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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.

Leadership and Management Development

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Author: Jan L. Carmichael,Chris Collins,Peter Emsell,Jon Haydon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199580871

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

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Written by a team of experienced practitioners who have worked in HR in many organizational sectors, Leadership and Management Development offers students an ideal blend of critical and practice-based approaches. Drawing on their extensive backgrounds, the authors combine insights from the latest research with a multitude of cases and examples. A truly international range of cases--along with examples from both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors and from organizations of all sizes--provide a well-rounded demonstration of how management and leadership work across all areas. The cases are followed by reflective questions and problem-based scenarios that encourage academic, practical, and personal development and provide opportunities for assessment. Leadership and Management Development also includes separate chapters on two key issues--ethics and diversity--and a wide range of pedagogical features and academic references. The text is enhanced by a Companion Website containing resources for students (full audio podcasts featuring practitioners who expand on case studies from the book; sample exam questions with answers; a flashcard glossary; annotated web links arranged by topic; and further reading updates) and instructors (PowerPoint-based slides for each chapter; a teaching outline and answers to questions; and seminar activities).

Equality, Diversity and Opportunity Management

Costs, Strategies and Leadership

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Author: Mr Tony Morden

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409474569

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 422

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Equality, Diversity and Opportunity Management presents a comprehensive analysis of the processes of governance, leadership, policy and strategy formulation, decision-making, practical and financial management, and real-world implementation of the Equality, Diversity, Opportunity, and Discrimination (or anti-Discrimination) Agenda. The leadership, cost, and management of the Agenda for Equality, Diversity, Opportunity, and Discrimination (or anti-Discrimination) is discussed in three mandatory areas: • Employment and the Workplace • Service Provision and customer service • Neighbourhood and Community Management The necessary choice of these three key areas of application reflects a typical focus of government policy, legislation, and case law for the UK, Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and in many other countries that implement active Human Rights Agendas. You will find the book strongly orientated towards issues of corporate governance, personal and vicarious responsibility, leadership, cost management, implementation, and delivery. It deals directly, professionally, and in a non-opinionated manner with challenging (and sometimes unpopular or unwanted) issues of equality and inequality, diversity, a lack of opportunity or social mobility, and the widespread incidence of discrimination. The work suggests practical and realistic means to deal with such issues, whether at the level of corporate governance, leadership, policy and strategy, the incurring of unnecessary cost, or at the level of operational and departmental management procedure and process. Equality, Diversity and Opportunity Management is written at the same time from scholarly, objective, applied, proportionate, ‘hands-on’, and practitioner based perspectives.

Fire Chief's Guide to Administration and Management

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Author: Richard A. Marinucci

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136131106

Category: Medical

Page: 170

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Fire Chief's Guide to Administration and Management offers a range of information to enable the Fire Chief to learn and grow as a leader in the field. The career development model of the National Fire Academy, and the model curriculum of the Fire Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) group along with the knowledge of industry leaders in fire service education and training, served as a basis for this important text. With experience in a variety of positions and associations, Chief Marinucci, the former Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Fire Administration, brings a real world focus to management principles including support elements such as change management, emergency response, routine issues, and financial and budget management. With a focus on the history of the fire service and eye on the future of the field, this book serves as a leadership tool for all administrators and managers who seek continued learning in their field.

Public Relations

Principles and Practice

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Author: Philip J. Kitchen

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861520913

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

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The text examines in detail the theory behind the principles and practice of public relations. The book draws on the opinions, views, expertise and understanding of a range of practitioners and theorists. Information is supported by case vignettes, detailed case studies and end-of-chapter questions; to tackle the issues involved in the principles of public relations as we begin the new millennia. The text will help students and practitioners develop knowledge and skills in the arena of public relations.

Managing Fire and Rescue Services Self-Study Guide

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Author: Dennis Compton,Lydia Bjornlund,John Granito

Publisher: International City County Management Assn

ISBN: 9780873267564

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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This study guide provides activities, review questions, and exercises to reinforce the concepts and principles in the book Managing Fire and Rescue Services, 3e (0-87326-128-3). The flexible format allows a student to learn at their own pace. Its the perfect tool for students or for in-service fire service personnel who are preparing for promotional exams or who want to brush up on their skills.

The Fire Chief's Handbook, 7th Edition

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Author: Richard A. Marinucci

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos

ISBN: 1593702620

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 944

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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.

A Leadership Guide for Volunteer Fire Departments

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Author: Iafc

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449658326

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 138

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A Leadership Guide for Volunteer Fire Departments, Fourth Edition updates the resource previously known as Recruiting, Training, and Maintaining Volunteer Fire Fighters, Third Edition. This must have resource examines the challenges of providing volunteer fire protection in modern day America. Readers are guided through a process of self-assessment and planning using case studies and activity worksheets. Skills and strategies are developed, yielding practical assistance to those charged with leading a volunteer fire department. With the Fourth Edition, you will learn to: develop a strategic plan for your department; develop goals and objectives for success; recruit and retain quality volunteers; determine the need for, screen, and train volunteers; use proven motivators and rewards to help your volunteers succeed; communicate with and lead volunteers effectively; and recognize organizational warning signs and what to do when problems arise.

Principles of Emergency Management

Hazard Specific Issues and Mitigation Strategies

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Author: Michael J. Fagel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466516690

Category: Social Science

Page: 585

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Principles of Emergency Management: Hazard Specific Issues and Mitigation offers preparedness and mitigation recommendations for advanced emergency planning. Because disasters are so unpredictable, advance planning is needed to effectively respond to and mitigate against the potential effects of such events. Whether a disaster is natural or man-made, accidental or deliberate, the best way to protect the public is by implementing an integrated emergency management system incorporating all potential stakeholders through all phases of the event. As such, the book suggests best practices for drills, exercises, and pre-event team building and communication. More than a dozen contributors offer their professional expertise on a wide variety of topics, including: Emergency operations center management Continuity planning of vital services in the aftermath of a disaster The role of the public health official Developing public-private partnerships Specific types of disasters, including terrorism, agroterrorism, pandemics, and active shooter incidents Mass care, sheltering, and human services The special needs of children in disasters Traditional and social media and their impact on emergency management The book is a valuable planning resource for those tasked with managing operations to prepare for, mitigate, and respond to disasters.

It's Always about Leadership

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Author: Dennis Rubin

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 9781593704216

Category: Fire departments

Page: 186

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One of the most demanding and stressful management jobs in existence, fire rescue leadership requires a set of clear and distinct skills. Given today's work environment, everyone from the chief down to the newest recruit should be strong, courageous leaders. Every aspect of a successful operation relies on capable leadership at all levels. It's Always about Leadership is written by an active firefighter for his fellow fire-rescue service members. Author Dennis L. Rubin discusses his 13 rules for leadership, which he has developed over a 35-year career in fire service. Alongside these rules, the author has curated case studies and created critical learning points, self-improvement plans, and discussion questions for learning reinforcement and to assist real-world applications. Key features: Leadership tools with real-life applicability Time-tested advice on navigating challenges and scenarios typical to fire service life Experience and perspective from a multi-decade fire service leader

The Fire Chief's Handbook

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Author: Robert C. Barr,John Eversole

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 0878148302

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1153

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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.

Thank You for Being Late

Ein optimistisches Handbuch für das Zeitalter der Beschleunigung

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Author: Thomas L. Friedman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732554430

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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Zehn Jahre Smartphone haben eine neue Ära eingeläutet: Alles verändert sich, und zwar rasend schnell. Das schwindelerregende Tempo der Neuerungen löst bei manch einem ein Gefühl der Unsicherheit und Skepsis aus. Thomas L. Friedman lädt seine Leser ein, einen Moment innezuhalten und die Triebfedern der radikalen Umwälzungen zu betrachten: Technologie, Klimawandel und Vernetzung. Mit seinem neuen Buch bietet er optimistisch und gut verständlich Orientierung für unsere Zeit und zeigt, was eine erfolgreiche Zukunft möglich macht.