Chief Officer: Principles and Practice

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Aug 8, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 308 pages
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The Complete Fire Officer III and IV Training Solution! Chief officers need to know how to make the transition from company officer to chief officer. Chief Officer: Principles and Practice is designed to help make the transition from company officer to chief officer a smooth evolution. Covering the entire scope of Levels III and IV from the 2009 Edition of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chief Officer combines current content with dynamic features and interactive technology to better support instructors and to help prepare future chief officers to become problem-solving leaders for their organizations. Chief Officer: Principles and Practice has a clear focus on instilling fire fighter safety throughout an organization’s culture. Reducing fire fighter injuries and deaths requires the dedicated efforts of every fire fighter, fire officer, and fire department. The entire fire community must work together to achieve one common goal: to ensure that everyone goes home. Chief officers therefore set the tone for safety in their organization, and this textbook embraces that philosophy. It is with this goal in mind that the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, developed by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, are integrated throughout the text. The features in this textbook will help students take that extra step toward becoming outstanding chief officers. These features include: • Scenario-Based Learning. You Are the Chief Officer and Chief Officer in Action are found in each chapter to encourage and foster critical thinking skills. • Practical Tips for the Chief Officer. Chief Officer Tips and Voices of Experience essays are integrated into each chapter to provide helpful advice from experienced chief officers. • Level IV Job Performance Requirements. Fire Officer Level IV content is highlighted to discern Level III JPRs from Level IV. • Walk the Talk. Additional activities encourage students to take what they have learned in the chapter and apply it to their own department.
 

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Contents

Principles and Practice Chapter 2 Communications
24
Principles and Practice Chapter 3 Personal and Professional Development
46
Principles and Practice Chapter 4 Working in the Community
64
Principles and Practice Chapter 5 Intergovernmental Relations
80
Principles and Practice Chapter 6 Human Resources
98
Principles and Practice Chapter 7 Legal Issues
138
Principles and Practice Chapter 8 Strategic Planning
164
Principles and Practice Chapter 9 Emergency Management
184
Principles and Practice Appendix A An Extract from NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications 2009 Edition
258
Principles and Practice Appendix B NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications 2009 Edition Correlation Guide
264
Principles and Practice Appendix C NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications 2009 Edition ProBoard Matrix
266
Principles and Practice Appendix D Sample Strategic Plan An Extract from the Plainfield Fire Department Master Plan
272
Principles and Practice References and Additional Readings
286
Principles and Practice Glossary
290
Principles and Practice Index
295
Principles and Practice Photo Credits
307

Principles and Practice Chapter 10 Code Enforcement and Public Education
210
Principles and Practice Chapter 11 Budget and Finance Issues
236

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