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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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 1,011,132
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.41 (h) x 1.67 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Management and leadership 3
2 Strategic planning 25
3 Budgeting practices in the fire service 43
4 The U.S. legal system and the fire chief 63
5 Risk management for the emergency services 89
6 Politics and the fire chief 111
7 Human resources and personnel 127
8 Diversity and inclusion in the fire service 149
9 Occupational safety and health 157
10 Fire department training and education 167
11 Ethics in the fire service 199
12 Fire department apparatus purchasing and specifications 213
13 Emergency response facility design 237
14 Fire service technology and communications 275
15 Incident command and the national incident management system 307
16 Strategy and tactics 321
17 Technical rescue 335
18 Hazardous materials considerations for the chief officer 345
19 Wildland fire survival 359
20 The emergency medical services system 381
21 Volunteer and combination departments 397
22 The fire prevention bureau : plans review, inspection investigation, and administration 407
23 Public education 431
24 The future of the fire service 443
25 The fire chief of the future 453
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