Trouble Tactics

Cornell, Jennifer
April 2006
Fire Chief;Apr2006, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p82
Trade Publication
The article discusses the use of the concept of progressive discipline to handle firefighter discipline problems in fire departments. The Incident Command System (ICS) works on the concept that all emergency incidents have similar underlying components. Clarification of rules and consequences eliminates employees' claims that they did not know the rules. An ICS method uses the model of singular command. Once a rule violation has been reported, action should be swift and appropriate.


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