Fire and Rescue Services

Leadership and Management Perspectives

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.
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A Leadership Guide for Combination Fire Departments

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

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763733810

Category: Law

Page: 244

View: 6023

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.
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Working for the State

Employment Relations in the Public Services

Author: S. Corby,G. Symon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230347983

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

View: 5715

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.
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Practical Leadership and Management in Nursing

Author: Eleanor J. Sullivan,Gayle Garland

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132320276

Category: Leadership

Page: 311

View: 8343

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.
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Chief Fire Officer's Desk Reference

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!
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Equality, Diversity and Opportunity Management

Costs, Strategies and Leadership

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.
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Public Relations

Principles and Practice

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.
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Management in the Fire Service

Author: Harry R. Carter,Erwin Rausch

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763751693

Category: Medical

Page: 332

View: 1453

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.
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Leadership and Management Development

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

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199580871

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

View: 8843

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).
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From Buddy to Boss

Effective Fire Service Leadership

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.
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Fire and Emergency Services Administration: Management and Leadership Practices

Author: L. Charles Smeby Jr.

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449605842

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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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."
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Principles of Emergency Management

Hazard Specific Issues and Mitigation Strategies

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
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A Leadership Guide for Volunteer Fire Departments

Author: Iafc

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449658326

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 138

View: 9115

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.
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Building High-Performance Local Governments

Case Studies in Leadership at All Levels

Author: John Pickering,Gerald Brokaw,Philip Harnden,Anton Gardner

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1632990008

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

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Don’t permit your organization to be lulled into complacency after recovering from a tough recession. Explore what’s necessary to improve the performance of your organization, including the development of leaders at all levels who will use their full capabilities to boost collective results. The High-Performance Organization Model identifies the steps needed to diagnose what will be required to achieve the strategic outcomes you define as success. It shows which levers will move the organization in the direction you decide is critical. This book contains more than just theory; here you’ll find case studies of local governments—demonstrating how Commonwealth Centers for High-Performance Organizations’ (CCHPO) model has been applied in the past to improve performance. You will learn how employees emerged as leaders to identify and tackle problems, developed the tools needed, and organized their thoughts to work through solutions which could be applied effectively without the traditional bureaucratic hassle. These examples show how a supportive, values-based work culture can be cultivated to expand thinking power by increasing discretionary effort from all levels of the organization. Engaged employees can be leaders who refocus your services, improve your processes, save money, and solve problems. Your organization can benefit from the full range of talents, skills, and abilities that often lie untapped, but become accessible through the principles of the High-Performance Organization model. This model will be an indispensable tool for any person looking to make significant improvements throughout their organization. The detailed case studies and easy-to-follow model created by the Commonwealth Center for High-Performance Organizations make for a pleasantly informative guide that will give a special advantage to readers who implement their standards.
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Whitaker's Shorts 2015: Governance

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472914856

Category: Reference

Page: 128

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Now in its 147th edition Whitaker's Almanack is the definitive reference guide containing a comprehensive overview of every aspect of UK infrastructure and an excellent introduction to world politics. Available only as ebooks, Whitaker's Shorts are selected themed sections from Whitaker's Almanack 2015: portable and perfect for those with specific interests within the print edition. Whitaker's Shorts 2015: Governance contains essential information on the UK's European, national and local government infrastructure; a full listing of MPs, government departments and public bodies; plus Parliament: A Year in Review, covering all the key debates in the House of Commons over the 2013-14 parliamentary year.
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Whitaker's Shorts 2014: Governance

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147290611X

Category: Reference

Page: 128

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Now in its 146th edition Whitaker's Almanack is the definitive reference guide containing a comprehensive overview of every aspect of UK infrastructure and an excellent introduction to world politics. Available only as ebooks, Whitaker's Shorts are selected themed sections from Whitaker's Almanack 2014: portable and perfect for those with specific interests within the print edition. Whitaker's Shorts 2014: Governance contains essential information on the UK's European, national and local government infrastructure; a full listing of MPs, government departments and public bodies; plus Parliament: A Year in Review, covering all the key debates in the House of Commons over the 2012-13 parliamentary year.
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Fire Service Personnel Management

Author: N.A

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131177666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 6668

Unique in focus and content, this book explores the basic concepts of public personnel management as they apply specifically to the fire service environment and circumstances. Reflecting the author's extensive experience as a fire chief of a large fire department and a state fire training director, it features insights, discussions, and real-world examples that fire service personnel will recognize and relate to instantly.Overview of Personnel Management. Workforce Issues of the 21st Century. Legal Issues. Job Analysis and Design. Fire Service Recruitment. Selection for Employment and Promotion. Training and Development. Performance Appraisal. Discipline. Health and Safety. Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining.For practicing and prospective fire service personnel managers.
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Disaster Planning and Control

Author: William M. Kramer

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 1593701896

Category: Political Science

Page: 462

View: 7464

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.
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