Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, 3rd Edition

Author: J. Curtis Varone

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 1593703473

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 706

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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
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Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, 2nd ed.

Author: J. Curtis Varone

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111308802

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 672

View: 2632

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
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Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services

Author: J. Curtis Varone

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781401865719

Category: Law

Page: 647

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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
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Legal Aspects of Emergency Services

Author: West

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284068277

Category: Law

Page: 456

View: 1942

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.
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Fire Service Law

Author: Lawrence T. Bennett

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131552883

Category: Law

Page: 286

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This first-of-its kind text is written for the growing fire administration/officer markets. Author Larry Bennett is both an attorney and a firefighter, and he is well-connected at the University and National Fire Academy levels. This book has been closely monitored by the folks at FESHE, and an online course is being developed around this text by Empire State College for seven campuses. Full of current cases/decisions relevant in today's communities and lots of related readings/links.
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Organizing for Fire and Rescue Services

Author: Arthur E. Cote

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780877655770

Category: Medical

Page: 589

View: 346

Apply the experience of dozens of leading authorities with the new Organizing for Fire and Rescue Services. This special fire service edition of NFPA's Fire Protection Handbook is comprised of 35 informative chapters that present the big picture in a single volume. All the topics fire service managers and fire and life safety educators need to know about are here including: Fire and fire science basics including fire data collection and databases, and use of incident data and statistics Information on fire and life safety education including how to reach high-risk groups, understanding media, and evaluation techniques Guidance on fire department administration and operations, pre-incident planning, EMS, training, apparatus and equipment, PPE, managing response to haz-mat incidents, rescue operations, fireground operations, and more! Order your copy today and put time-tested knowledge to work for you!
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Public and Media Relations for the Fire Service

Author: Tim Birr

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9780912212791

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

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Many fire chiefs have been overwhelmed by the sudden appearance of satellite trucks, news helicopters, and media personnel, when an incident in their jurisdiction attracts the media's attention. If reporters can not get fast, accurate information from fire officials, they'll get it from whomever they can. This book is intended to help fire departments master the basics of public relations. Contents: Public relations 101 Who are these reporters and what do they want anyway? Communicating and communicators Who can we get to do this stuff? Choosing a PIO Where does it say that? A primer on legal considerations The PIO at the incident scene Q&A: Basic skills for new interviews When the news hits the fan: Preparing for the inevitable Connecting with the community Model public information: policy and procedure Model public information: Plan for major emergencies Oregon bar/press/broadcasters: joint statement of principles Bibliography Selected sources for additional training.
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Emergency Services Leadership

Author: Chris Nollette,David T. Foster III,Frank P. Nollette,Brent J. Goertzen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449682650

Category: Medical

Page: 250

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Emergency Services Leadership: A Contemporary Approach offers a comprehensive view of the historical developments of leadership models, presents a variety of leadership theories, and explores how various theories apply to current emergency services leadership roles. The authors address how leadership has evolved from the theories of position and authority to more contemporary approaches in which leadership is expressed in terms of influence relations, servitude, risk agencies, and transformational change agents. Best practices for making ethical, compassionate, and competent leadership decisions are also discussed. The ideal introduction to leadership concepts in modern-day emergency services agencies, Emergency Services Leadership: A Contemporary Approach is appropriate for EMS, fire services, law enforcement, emergency management, and military courses and is an ideal resource for department-specific training programs, especially for officer development. The authors weave personal experiences, interviews with current emergency services leaders, and leadership points to ponder throughout the chapters. End-of-chapter activities allow readers to explore their leadership capabilities and apply concepts presented in the text. The author team brings their extensive experience in emergency services, military application, and leadership research to this text. All of the authors are involved in higher education levels and serve in leadership capacities in various arenas."
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Risk Management in the Fire Service

Author: Steven S. Wilder

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9780912212630

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 110

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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.
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Community Bushfire Safety

Author: John Handmer,Katharine Haynes

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643098771

Category: Science

Page: 228

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Community Bushfire Safety brings together in one accessible and comprehensive volume the results of the most important community safety research being undertaken within the Australian Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). Using perspectives deriving from social science, economics and law, it complements the extensive literature already existing on bushfires, which ranges from ecology and fire behaviour to information about emergency management. In doing so, the book supports the increasing emphasis on community safety and the vital role it has to play in Australian bushfire management. Managing community safety requires a diversity of knowledge and an understanding of the many social processes that shape and ultimately determine a community’s resilience to bushfire. The wide range of issues covered in this volume reflects this diversity, including research into gender and vulnerability; the law and its implications for public/fire agency interactions; the arsonist’s rationale; the influence of the media; the role of economics in bushfire management and decision-making; understanding declines in fire brigade volunteerism; bushfire safety policy and its implementation; the effectiveness of community education and risk reduction schemes; and modes of building ignition. Community Bushfire Safety is accessible to practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and students. While the research reported has been undertaken in Australia, much of the material is generic and is likely to be relevant and useful to those dealing with community bushfire safety elsewhere in the world.
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Legal Aspects of Doing Business in North America [2009] I

Author: Christian, Editor Campbell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557203392

Category: Business enterprises, Foreign

Page: 452

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Vol I 2009: United States ' Alabama-Massachusetts. "Legal Aspects of Doing Business in North America", a three-volume set with approximately 1,500 pages, provides a survey of the requirements for doing business and investing in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, including state-by-state and province-by-province analysis for Canada and the United States. The reports are prepared by local business practitioners and offer practical insights into issues relating to selection of form for doing business, incentives, taxation, labor and employment, liabilities, and dispute resolution. Order volumes II and III to complete the set. The publication is replaced by an updated volume annually. Purchase of print version includes 24/7 online access. A 10% discount applies to a subscription for next year's update. A 25% discount applies to a subscription for three years of updates. Discounts are applied after purchase by rebate from publisher.
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Technical Rescue Program Development Manual

Author: U. S. Fire Administration,Federal Emergency Management Agency

Publisher: FEMA

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 274

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The formation of a functional and safe technical rescue team, whether single- or multi-discipline, requires careful planning, a large time commitment from the team members, equipment research and acquisition, risk analysis, training, and funding. This manual provides guidance on how to for a technical rescue team.
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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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Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services

Author: Program Director Fire Training Center St Petersburg College St Petersburg Florida Florida James S Angle

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284035972

Category:

Page: 384

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Designed for use within courses based on the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services model curriculum, Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the many components of occupational safety and health for the emergency services. This textbook provides a historical look at industrial safety and health and how history has impacted the emergency services by providing a safer work environment that reduces first responder deaths and injuries.
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Directory of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Associations and Research Centers

Author: Sharon Lyles,Marilyn Leach,Ruth Joel

Publisher: National Institute of Standards & Technology

ISBN: N.A

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 57

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NIST Special Publication 480-20, 1996 Edition. Editors: Sharon Lyles, et al. Prepared for the United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. On cover: Law Enforcement Equipment Technology. Provides a directory of nonprofit organizations that are active in one or more areas of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, and rehabilitation.
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Counter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders, Second Edition

Author: Robert A. Burke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420009907

Category: House & Home

Page: 540

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Terrorism is no longer something that only happens to other countries. Attacks on US soil in the 1990’s brought the reality of terrorism home and the Sept 11th tragedy let us know that the United States is a high priority target. The goal of today’s terrorist is body count, and while traditional bombings have served them in the past, the allure of killing thousands of people with a very small amount of biological or chemical agent will prove irresistible. Our only defense on the front line is a well-prepared emergency response team. The key to an effective terrorist response is to understand and contain the hazardous materials involved. Counter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders, Second Edition meticulously details the characteristics, actions, identification, containment, and emergency treatment of all types of agents. Drastically updated from the 1999 edition, chapter after chapter is packed with new information on chemical agents, biological agents, and explosive, nuclear, and incendiary devices. Using his 26 years of experience in emergency services and his skills as a hazardous materials consultant in more than 15 states, the author prepares the first responder to handle everything from re-establishing control and on-scene triage to investigating the crime. Including information on pre-incident and avoidance tactics, the author provides new monitoring and detection techniques, protective equipment and decontamination, and an extensive list of resource organizations and training opportunities. The worst may never happen to your community, but will you be prepared if it does?
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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

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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.
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Legal Aspects of Emergency Medical Services

Author: Bruce M. Cohn,Alan J. Azzara,Rick Petrie

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 162

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Introducing a valuable resource that explains the legal risks of delivering emergency medical care and the legal issues as they relate to specific situations. Coverage includes advanced directives, do not resuscitate orders, medical record confidentiality, malpractice, infectious disease information disclosure, risk management, and sexual discrimination and harassment. Contains information relevant to everyday practice in a convenient, easy-to-use size!
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