Chief Fire Officer's Desk Reference / Edition 1

Chief Fire Officer's Desk Reference / Edition 1

by IAFC
     
 

ISBN-10: 0763729353

ISBN-13: 9780763729356

Pub. Date: 10/31/2005

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Chief Fire Officer’s Desk Reference provides a ready reference on key topics for the modern fire chief, as well as tips and advice from some of the most respected members of the modern fire service. This comprehensive text will help chief fire officers operate effectively and efficiently across an ever-increasing range of responsibilities, from managing…  See more details below

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Chief Fire Officer’s Desk Reference provides a ready reference on key topics for the modern fire chief, as well as tips and advice from some of the most respected members of the modern fire service. This comprehensive text will help chief fire officers operate effectively and efficiently across an ever-increasing range of responsibilities, from managing personnel to handling hazardous materials incidents. The scope of the fire chief's job has expanded well beyond fire suppression. Today's chiefs must be conversant about rapid adavances in fire suppression technology and the wealth of new firefighting apparatus; their mission to prtect lives and property now includes emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, bomb disposals, aircraft rescue and firefighting, and a variety of special and technical rescues; the need to understand the often sensitive issues surrounding staff diversity; and, in many cases, they must run their organization like the CEO of a large business. Chief Fire Officer's Desk Reference presents the essential information all chief fire officers need to know on these topics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763729356
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
10/31/2005
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
592,739
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 10.41(h) x 1.67(d)

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Table of Contents

1Management and leadership3
2Strategic planning25
3Budgeting practices in the fire service43
4The U.S. legal system and the fire chief63
5Risk management for the emergency services89
6Politics and the fire chief111
7Human resources and personnel127
8Diversity and inclusion in the fire service149
9Occupational safety and health157
10Fire department training and education167
11Ethics in the fire service199
12Fire department apparatus purchasing and specifications213
13Emergency response facility design237
14Fire service technology and communications275
15Incident command and the national incident management system307
16Strategy and tactics321
17Technical rescue335
18Hazardous materials considerations for the chief officer345
19Wildland fire survival359
20The emergency medical services system381
21Volunteer and combination departments397
22The fire prevention bureau : plans review, inspection investigation, and administration407
23Public education431
24The future of the fire service443
25The fire chief of the future453

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