Fire and Rescue Services

Leadership and Management Perspectives

Author: Peter Murphy,Kirsten Greenhalgh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319621556

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 1538


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.

Applying Occupational Psychology to the Fire Service

Emotion, Risk and Decision-Making

Author: Thomas Rhys Evans,Gail Steptoe-Warren

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030145883

Category: Psychology

Page: 321

View: 1141


Applying Occupational Psychology in the Fire Service: Emotion, Risk and Decision-Making provides readers with an overview of the latest research informing the policies, procedures and practices of those working on the ground in the UK Fire Service. Using best-practice principles and cutting-edge theory, the current text demonstrates how occupational psychology can be applied to fire services around the globe to improve individual, management, and organisational decisions. The authors aim to provide students, trainees, practitioners and fire personnel with a unique insight into a range of topics, including resilience, injury, work related wellbeing, community engagement as well as decision making and operational preparedness. This book represents a call to arms for more robust practices to support the Fire Service, highlighting the psychological factors involved in the firefighter occupation and paving the way towards a better understanding of emotion, risk, safety, and decision-making within the fire context.

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

View: 3067


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

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

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763733810

Category: Law

Page: 244

View: 6156


A must have for every combination fire department leader! Leading a combination fire department is one of the greatest challenges a fire chief can face. To successfully lead this type of organization, fire chiefs must recognize the unique difficulties inherent in combination systems, and overcome them by applying lessons learned from other chiefs who have faced similar challenges. Authored by a team of seasoned fire service leaders, and modeled after the Chief Fire Officer's Desk Reference, A Leadership Guide for Combination Fire Departments is a compilation of the best practices and lessons learned through experience. It is designed to provide chief- and officer-level personnel with the tools necessary to lead today's combination service department.

Practical Leadership and Management in Nursing

Author: Eleanor J. Sullivan,Gayle Garland

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132320276

Category: Leadership

Page: 311

View: 917


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.

Equality, Diversity and Opportunity Management

Costs, Strategies and Leadership

Author: Mr Tony Morden

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409474569

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 422

View: 9186


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.

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: 698


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).

From Buddy to Boss

Effective Fire Service Leadership

Author: Chase Sargent

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 159370075X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

View: 8637


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.

Public Relations

Principles and Practice

Author: Philip J. Kitchen

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861520913

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

View: 577


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

Author: Dennis Compton,Lydia Bjornlund,John Granito

Publisher: International City County Management Assn

ISBN: 9780873267564

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 1241


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.