Leadership Stopgap

Nichols, Mark
March 2008
Fire Chief;Mar2008, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p38
Trade Publication
The article features the Peoria Regional Fire Battalion Chief Academy in Arizona. The academy is designed to link the gap between the traditional responsibilities of the firefighters and the increasing expectations of the fire officers. It utilizes the best practices in emergency management, personnel supervision and technology in honing the management and leadership skills of the new chief officers.


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