Chief Fire Officer’s Desk Reference

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John M. Buckman, III
Jones & Bartlett Learning, Oct 1, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 496 pages
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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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Contents

Strategic Planning
25
Budgeting Practices in the Fire Service
43
The U S Legal System and the Fire Chief
63
Risk Management for the Emergency Services
89
Politics and the Fire Chief
111
Human Resources and Personnel
127
Diversity and Inclusion in the Fire Service
149
Fire Department Training and Education
167
Fire service Technology and Communications
275
Incident Command and the National Incident
307
Strategy and Tactics
321
Technical Rescue
335
wildland Fire survival
359
The Emergency Medical Services System
381
Volunteer and combination Departments
397
Public Education
431

Ethics in the Fire Service
199
ASSET MANAGEMENT
213
Emergency Response Facility Design
237
The Fire chief of the Future
453
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