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Fire Department Strategic Planning: Creating Future Excellence / Edition 1

Fire Department Strategic Planning: Creating Future Excellence / Edition 1

by Mark Wallace


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ISBN-13: 9780912212760
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos
Publication date: 03/01/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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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