Fire Department Strategic Planning: Creating Future Excellence / Edition 2

Fire Department Strategic Planning: Creating Future Excellence / Edition 2

by Mark Wallace
     
 

The second edition of Fire Department Strategic Planning: Creating Future Excellence by Mark Wallace provides application and implementation details for the Fire Department Strategic Planning Model. This edition is designed to be consistent with the critical elements of the accreditation process and its associated Accreditation Self-Assessment Manual. With the… See more details below

Overview

The second edition of Fire Department Strategic Planning: Creating Future Excellence by Mark Wallace provides application and implementation details for the Fire Department Strategic Planning Model. This edition is designed to be consistent with the critical elements of the accreditation process and its associated Accreditation Self-Assessment Manual. With the advancement of strategic planning among fire service agencies since 1998, the publishing date of the first edition, the second edition focuses more on maximizing the impact and keeping the department's current strategic plan up to date. The "how-to approach" of the first edition remains for those first-time strategic planners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593700034
Publisher:
PennWell Corp.
Publication date:
03/17/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
650,818
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Wallace is fire chief of the city of McKinney (TX) Fire Department. He came to McKinney from Golden, Colorado. In May, 2005, Chief Wallace completed 36 years in the fire service and has served in every functional position. He is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy. He was awarded his Chief Fire Officer Designation by the Commission on Chief Fire Officer Designation in 2003. He holds an associate's degree in fire science technology, a bachelor's degree in business administration, and a master's degree in public administration. He is the sole proprietor of Fire Eagle Limited, a consulting firm specializing in organizational effectiveness and the teaching of strategic planning.

Table of Contents

• Introduction/Overview of strategic planning
• Revisiting your existing strategic plan
• Speed planning for the time-challenged proactive futurist
• Strategic planning and the Commission on Fire Accreditation International
• Planning to plan strategically
• Understanding and applying the values of the department
• The value of vision to organizational change
• Identifying the department's mandates
• Developing the mission of the department
• Understanding and defining the philosophy of operations
• Assessing the challenges and opportunities of the external environment
• Assessing the weaknesses and strengths of the internal environment
• Identifying the strategic issues of the department
• Creating strategies for strategic issues
• Creating the department's ideal future through proactive futuring
• Operational planning from a strategic perspective
• Strategic management and master planning
• Cyclic planning

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