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- Fire Chief -- Champaign, Ill. // Fire Chief Expert Blog;7/23/2013, p1
The article announces that the city of Champaign in Illinois is looking for an innovative expert with leadership skills and fire management experience to serve as Fire Chief for a department of 99 sworn and 13 civilian personnel.
- CHIEF OFFICERS: LEARN TO LEAD, NOT JUST MANAGE. Sargent, Chase N. // Fire Engineering;Jul2002, Vol. 155 Issue 7, p47
Assesses the management capabilities of fire chief officers in the U.S. Credibility of chief officers with subordinates and peers; Difference between a leader and a manager; Response to organizational change.
- More Cool School: The IC's Need to "Disconnect.". BRUNACINI, ALAN // Fire Engineering;Jan2009, Vol. 162 Issue 1, p176
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of learning to disconnect while responding to incidents as a fire chief.
- Apparatus Purchasing: Back to Basics. Peters, William C. // Fire Engineering;Jun2012, Vol. 165 Issue 6, Special section p7
The article offers the author's insights on the challenges of fire apparatus purchases. The author considers apparatus purchasing as a significant financial investment to the community and a challenge to fire chiefs. He mentions that persons responsible for apparatus procurement can be benefited...
- Enhancing The Manager/Fire Chief Relationship. Benest, Frank; Grijalva, Ruben // Public Management (00333611);Jan/Feb2002, Vol. 84 Issue 1, p6
Focuses on the importance of developing the relationship between city/county managers and fire chiefs to promote effective collaboration in addressing mutual challenges. Problems facing managers and chiefs in California; Local government disciplines involving managers; Negative images of...
- Multi-casualty incidents require mass coordination. Evans, Bruce // Fire Chief;Mar2003, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p18
Argues that the forecasted increase in multiple-victim incidents means that fire chiefs in the U.S. must immediately prepare and organize their emergency management service (EMS) resources. Problems affecting delivery of patient care during a multi-casualty incident; Development of a predefined...
- Missing: Fire chief, last seen everywhere but the station. // Fire Chief;May2003, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p20
Discusses the consequences of having a fire chief who spends too much time at national conferences. Delays in decision-making process; Lack of department policies and procedures; Kinds of fire chiefs; Importance of line personnel in the operation of fire departments.
- Incident Management - Need A Checklist? Gerber, Scott // Minnesota Fire Chief;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p37
The article focuses on the Emergency Management Checklists updated by the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association Emergency Management Committee to reflect changes in operational areas and to work with the NIMS system. The checklists, which are vital for effective incident management, can be...
- Mutual Aid -- Lessons Learned from the Mutual Aid Task Force Meeting. Gerber, Scott // Minnesota Fire Chief;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p53
The article focuses on the outcome of a meeting attended by members of the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association to discuss mutual aid systems for emergency management in the U.S. The fire chiefs analyzed how the systems are used daily, on a regional basis, statewide, inter-state and during a...