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Leadership in the Fire Service/35364

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Published by I F S T A .
Written in English


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Number of Pages132
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8128907M
ISBN 100879390778
ISBN 109780879390778

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The book covers key aspects to leadership -- establishing trust, connecting with employees, decision making, engaging employees, dealing with crises and nurturing new leaders -- in a logical fashion. Others have written books on their specific type of Fire Department responsibility, that of protecting a city from the dangers of fire and other.   Tom Warren looks at how leadership has evolved in the fire service and advocates conceptualizing the elements of leadership as the three areas of roles, responsibilities, and boundaries. Fire Chief Les Karpluck shares a list of books that he has marked up to learn about leadership, management and the fire service. Fire departments respond to over 25 million emergency situations each year and effective leadership is at the heart of the incident command system in the fire service.

After an individual receives employment as a firefighter, the fire service organization continues to concentrate on the development of the entry-level skill set. The goal is for the firefighter to achieve “unconscious competency” described as a high level of mastery (Gasaway, ).   A pioneer in the field of leadership, Maxwell has published one new and one newish book on leadership this year: an all-new volume, Leadershift and a . Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program: The EFO Program is a four-year program offered by the NFA as mentioned in item 10 above, and provides senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various. Leadership is a continual evolutionary process no matter how long you’ve been in the fire service. It’s hard work with little immediate reward for your efforts. If it were easy, then everyone.

Whether your squad officers hold weekly, monthly or bi-monthly training sessions, this collection will help your executive fire officer development program instructors to enhance students’ understanding of fireground leadership, communications, safety and tactics. Among the collection’s highlights: “The IAFC Officer Development Handbook (ODH), Second Edition” is the International Assn. of Fire Chief’s program to develop present and future leaders in the fire . In his new book Step Up and Lead, Frank Viscuso–author, speaker, and career deputy chief–shares the secrets of effective fire service leadership, introduces the traits and skills essential for successful fire service leaders, and discusses the importance of customer service. Designed to help you reach the top of your profession, this new book is considered must-read material for anyone who is ready to step up . Leadership is a shared responsibility with the fire officers on your staff and those you lead. Your fire department has all of the characteristics of a large navy vessel. The course and direction of that ship depends on the leadership of the “Captain”, the training and expertise of .   As I began to read U.S. Navy SEALs books, I realized all the concepts the operatives write about are the same concepts in the fire service. However, one book stood out above the rest and ultimately provided the answers as to why firefighters struggle to understand the concepts and application of leadership.