Unique in focus and content, this book explores the basic concepts of public personnel management as they apply specifically to the fire service environment and circumstances. Reflecting the author's extensive experience as a fire chief of a large fire department and a state fire training director, it features insights, discussions, and real-world examples that fire service personnel will recognize and relate to instantly. Overview of Personnel Management. Workforce Issues of the 21st Century. Legal Issues. Job Analysis and Design. Fire Service Recruitment. Selection for Employment and Promotion. Training and Development. Performance Appraisal. Discipline. Health and Safety. Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining. For practicing and prospective fire service personnel managers.