- Overhauling your organizational goals. Shouldis, William // Fire Engineering;Aug96, Vol. 149 Issue 8, p22
Presents an officer development program that aims to improve the educational methodology in human resource management of fire services. Fundamental philosophy behind the program; Fire cause investigation; Fire prevention; Public's demand for improved performance and controlled costs; Training...
- MAP TO AVOID TRANSITION LANDMINES. Weber, Bradley D. // Fire Chief;May2004, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p70
Discusses factors to be avoided by fire departments planning to shift to a combined volunteer and paid firefighter staff in the United States. Need to avoid the feeling of separation between the volunteers and the career staff; Chain-of-command problems; Gap in training.
- Preparing Future Officers. // Fire Engineering;Jul2008, Vol. 161 Issue 7, p40
The article highlights the steps taken by various fire departments in the U.S. to prepare future officers. Lewisville Fire Department chief Rick Lasky, Western Reserve Joint Fire District chief David Comstock Jr. and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One chief Ron Hiraki details the initiatives taken by...
- Courses of Change. Jenaway, William // Fire Chief;Apr2004, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p86
Reports on the advances in firefighter training in the U.S. Involvement of the actual performance of the task during training; Need for the drills to be recorded and evaluations completed to ensure learning; Definition of training and competency programs and resources. INSET: CFAI TRAINING AND...
- The 'I' in Team. Alter, Jeff // Fire Chief;Nov2007, Vol. 51 Issue 11, p38
The article focuses on the importance of team work to meet the core mission of a fire rescue department in the U.S. It was claimed that officers must understand the workforce and support their training officers. The training programs must adjust to teaching firefighters the basic concept of the...
- Hiring Mistakes, Continued. Marinucci, Richard // Fire Engineering;May2008, Vol. 161 Issue 5, p34
The article offers advice and insight to U.S. fire service organizations on personnel management. For effective personnel management and in preventing a personnel to become a problem employee, organizations are advised to establish well written and clear policies that comply with applicable laws...
- DEVELOPING OFFICERS. Buckman, John M. // Fire Engineering;Jul2001, Vol. 154 Issue 7, p10
Discusses methods by which a fire chief can develop subordinates so that they become proficient and productive. Announcing promotions publicly and officially; Delegation of authority; Importance of supporting officers; Giving subordinates day-to-day feedback on how well they are meeting...
- MANAGING FOR INTRINSIC REWARDS. Buckman III, John M. // Fire Engineering;Jul2002, Vol. 155 Issue 7, p67
Focuses on the personnel management of fire fighters. Importance of intrinsic awards for motivation; Shift in management style; Solution for motivation.
- Values fan the flames of firefighters' engagement. Brockett, James // People Management;4/8/2010, p10
The article offers information on the values framework and implementation plan at the Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service which aims to help employees become more engaged.