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- RECRUITING STANDARDS. Gasaway, Richard B. // Fire Engineering;Oct2004, Vol. 157 Issue 10, p14
Suggests ways to attract quality volunteer firefighter candidates. Importance of sending the right recruitment message that would interest candidates who really want to become firefighters; Advantages of setting high standards for recruiting.
- Reinventing the fire service. Paton, Nic // Personnel Today;10/28/2003, p22
No abstract available.
- 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...
- ICS Nets Recruits. Collins, Patrick R. // Fire Chief;May2005, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p38
Discusses the use of Incident Command System in recruiting additional manpower for fire departments in the U.S. Key functions of ICS; Essentiality of action plan in responding to incidents; Role of planning committees in the recruitment process.
- Trouble Tactics. Cornell, Jennifer // Fire Chief;Apr2006, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p82
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...
- 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.
- CALCULATED RISK. Colletti, Dominic; Davis, Larry // Fire Chief;Apr2004, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p48
Discusses the use of appropriate acquired structures to provide skills training of both new and veteran firefighters in safely dealing with fireground conditions in the U.S. Concern on continued injuries and fatalities among firefighters due to inability to recognize building collapse; Four...