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Call Number:

47961

Volunteer captain dies while participating in advanced dive training at quarry--Ohio

Author(s):Tarley, Jay L. and Bowyer, Matt.
Description: 11 p.
Publication Data:Cincinnati, OH : National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. August 20, 2013
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 863558426/ Misc. No.: F2012-25/ Accession No.: 144227
Type of Item: (REPORT) REPORT

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Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS 3. DIVING 4. FIRE SERVICE TRAINING 5. QUARRIES 6. OHIO 7. DROWNING
Series Data:Death in the line of duty; Fatality assessment and control evaluation (FACE) investigation report. No. 2012-25
Summary/abstract:
  • On August 10, 2012, a 46-year-old male volunteer captain drowned while attempting to complete an advanced underwater diving course at a county park (formally a stone quarry). The course was to consist of two dives and focus on underwater navigation using a compass. The victim experienced buoyancy problems during both dives. The victim started with a reported 28 pounds of weight in his buoyancy control vest. He borrowed two 2-pound weights from his partner on the first dive. While on shore between dives, the instructor gave him what is believed to be two more 2-pound weights, making a total of 36 pounds. During the next dive, the victim and his partner attempted to surface because the victim was low on air. When the victim surfaced, the victim's buoyancy compensator was not inflated, he was out of air, and he appeared to be in a panic. His partner got him under control and began to drag him to the dock. The victim became unconscious, and due to being overweighted, his partner was not able to hold onto the victim and the victim sank to the bottom at a depth of 60 feet where he drowned.
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If you were the ship's captain, what would YOU have done? [in "DISASTER RECOVERY JOURNAL"]

Author(s):Marcella, Albert J.
Description: In "DISASTER RECOVERY JOURNAL". v. 26 (4) p. 32+
Publication Data: Fall 2013
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 863021394
Type of Item: (JOURNAL; SCHOLARLY/REFEREED ARTICLE) JOURNAL

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www.drjournal-digital.com/drjournal/fall_2013#pg34
Subjects:1. SHIPS 2. RECREATION FACILITIES 3. INFECTIOUS DISEASES 4. MEDICAL CARE 5. QUARANTINE 6. INFECTION CONTROL 7. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 8. BEST PRACTICES
Series Data:Exercising plan
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Call Number:

47728

Professional development schedule for lieutenants

Author(s):Rice, David J. ; North Fort Myers. Fire Control District.
Description: 48 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. April 2013
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 143285/ OCLC Record No.: 861305812
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. PROFESSIONALISM 2. CAREER DEVELOPMENT 3. FIRE OFFICERS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The problem was North Fort Myers Control District (NFMFD) recently restructured the organization implementing lieutenants at each fire station. These officers held the position, but there was no formalized planned or progressive development schedule to better prepare them to meet the job requirements of the organization or the community they serve. The purpose of this research project was to determine what factors should be considered in a lieutenant professional development schedule within NFMFD. The Descriptive Method was used, and answered the questions: a) What types of professional development schedules are other fire departments using for their lieutenants? b) What factors would NFMFD employees consider important regarding a successful development schedule? and c) What factors should be included in a formalized professional development schedule that will better fit the needs of NFMFD? The procedures included collecting external fire department officer development information. An internal survey was then developed and distributed in an effort to determine what employees considered important regarding a successful development schedule. Key components were then identified by analyzing external fire department information and internal policies, procedures and processes. The results of this project indicated a definitive need for an officer development schedule within NFMFD. Additionally, key components were identified that meet the organization's needs and should be included in an officer development schedule within NFMFD. The recommendations further supported the importance and the difficulties associated with designing and implementing an officer development schedule.
Notes:North Fort Myers, FL; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Call Number:

47690

Preparing Amarillo Fire Department firefighters for promotion to lieutenant

Author(s):Baucom, Samuel C. ; Amarillo. Fire Department.
Description: 143 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. May 2013
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 143198/ OCLC Record No.: 861305756
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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www.usfa.fema.gov/pdf/efop/efo47690.pdf (592.9 kb)
Subjects:1. OFFICER DEVELOPMENT 2. SKILLS 3. CAREER DEVELOPMENT 4. PROMOTIONS 5. MENTORING 6. FIRE SERVICE EDUCATION
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The Amarillo Fire Department (AFD) has experienced a large influx of new personnel at all the ranks in the last several years. Two-thirds of the personnel in every rank have less than four years experience in their rank. Several factors contributed to this situation including a large number of retires and adding more stations and staffing. The problem is the AFD does not have a career path program to consistently develop personnel promoting to lieutenant. The purpose of this Applied Research Project (ARP) is to identify the components of a career path program to better prepare AFD personnel for the duties they are expected to perform as a lieutenant. This descriptive research project looked at what other agencies are doing to prepare their employees for entry-level management, what AFD supervisors would recommend for preparing employees for entry-level management, what AFD administrators want personnel to learn before promoting to management, and what impact Texas civil service has on the promotion process. The research indicates that further research should be conducted on the reasons why more AFD members do not pursue academic higher education, on adding the Fire Officer 1 certification to the Officer Training curriculum for all new lieutenants, and on the feasibility of adding a mentoring program for all first-year supervisors. Additionally, immediate changes should include adding more situational awareness/critical thinking and more personnel management/human resource training to the initial Officer Training program that all new lieutenants receive; and establishing consistent monthly or quarterly training sessions that include table top exercises, role-play exercises, and simulation training.
Notes:Amarillo, TX; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Call Number:

47000

Volunteer lieutenant killed and two fire fighters injured following bowstring roof collapse at theatre fire - Wisconsin

Author(s):Wertman, Stacey C.
Description: 52 p.
Publication Data:Cincinnati, OH : National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. October 11, 2012
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 823938745/ Misc. No.: F2012-08/ Accession No.: 141839
Type of Item: (REPORT) REPORT

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www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/pdfs/face201208.pdf (2.4mb)
Subjects:1. ROOF COLLAPSE 2. VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS 3. THEATERS 4. WISCONSIN
Series Data:Death in the line of duty; Fatality assessment and control evaluation (FACE) investigation report. No. F2012-08
Summary/abstract:
  • On March 4, 2012, a 34-year-old male volunteer lieutenant (the victim) lost his life at a theatre fire after the roof collapsed, trapping him within the theatre. At approximately 1215 hours, an on-duty patrol officer (also chief of the victim's fire department) radioed dispatch for a structure fire (flames visible). The 1st due fire department arrived on scene, set up operations on the A-side of the structure, and directed the incoming mutual aid department (victim's department) to the rear of the structure. No fire was visible from the rear. Both departments attacked the theatre fire from opposite sides (A-side and C-side) of the structure establishing their own incident commander/officer in charge, fireground operations, and accountability systems. The 1st due fire department initially fought the fire defensively from the A-side, while the victim and two additional fire fighters (FF1 and FF2) entered through the C-side, advancing a hoseline until they met A-side fire fighters near the theatre's lobby (area of origin). The 1st due fire department eventually placed an elevated master stream into operation, directing it into the lobby and then onto the roof while fire fighters were operating inside. Roof conditions deteriorated until the roof collapsed into the structure trapping the victim, FF1, and FF2. FF1 and FF2 recalled speaking with the victim immediately following the collapse, but nothing was heard from the victim following the activation of a personal alert safety system device (PASS). All three were eventually located, removed from the structure, and transported to a local hospital, but the victim had already succumbed to his injuries.
Notes:On line version states that it was revised Jan 9, 2013 to edit the Training and Experience section.
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Call Number:

47065

A hazardous materials team captain job description for the Greensboro Fire Department

Author(s):Schmitt, Mark J. ; Greensboro. Fire Department.
Description: 80 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. October 2012
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 141991/ OCLC Record No.: 828688026
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESPONSE TEAMS 2. FIRE OFFICERS 3. JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The Greensboro Fire Department has fielded a Hazardous Materials Team since 1982. What started as one Company with three Captains has grown to four Companies with twelve Captains. The problem was the Greensboro Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Team lacked a definitive job description for its Captains' position. Despite the additional responsibilities of serving on the Hazardous Materials Team, the standard Fire Captain Job Description was used. The purpose of this ARP was to create a specific job description for Captains assigned to the Hazardous Materials Team. Utilizing the action research method, the following research questions were answered: (a) Why are job descriptions used in the private and public sectors? (b) What are other fire departments utilizing for captains serving on hazardous materials teams? (c) What input do members of the Greensboro Fire Department Command Staff have for the job description? (d) What input do members of the Hazardous Materials Team have for the job description? (e) What benefits could the Greensboro Fire Department see in adopting a formal job description specifically for Captains serving on the Hazardous Materials Team? A literature review, survey of hazardous materials teams across the country and survey instruments for the Greensboro Fire Department Command Staff and for the Hazardous Materials Team were used to answer these research questions. These results indicated the need for a Hazardous Materials Team Captain Job Description and support for the Job Description from the Greensboro Fire Department Command Staff and the members of the Hazardous Materials Team. The recommendation of this research was to implement this Job Description through the Greensboro Fire Department Administration and City of Greensboro Human Resources Department in order to have the Job Description implemented properly.
Notes:Greensboro, NC; Executive Leadership; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Call Number:

46990

Career captain injured in aerial ladder collapse - Pennsylvania

Author(s):Bowyer, Matt E. and Peters, William C.
Description: 15 p.
Publication Data:Cincinnati, OH : National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. August 20, 2012
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 823774682/ Misc. No.: F2012-04/ Accession No.: 141783
Type of Item: (REPORT) REPORT

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www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/pdfs/face201204.pdf (830.8kb)
Subjects:1. AERIAL LADDERS 2. FIRE APPARATUS ACCIDENTS 3. FIREFIGHTER INJURIES 4. PENNSYLVANIA
Series Data:Injury in the line of duty; Fatality assessment and control evaluation (FACE) investigation report. No. F2012-04
Summary/abstract:
  • On January 8, 2012, a career fire department in Pennsylvania received an alarm of a structure fire in the downtown area. One engine and one 1975 rear-mount, 100-foot aerial ladder responded to the call. Upon arrival, a working fire was confirmed in a 2 story frame auto repair/parts shop. The engine wrapped a 5-inch large-diameter hose around the hydrant and proceeded to the area in front of the fire building. The ladder truck driver completed the connection at the hydrant and charged the line. The engine captain began attacking the fire with a pre-connected master stream device from the street. The ladder truck driver then pulled forward but was careful not to run over the 5-inch supply line to the engine. Both apparatus were on the far side of the street, away from the collapse zone. The ladder truck driver set-up the truck and prepared for ladder pipe operations. The aerial was raised, rotated towards the building and extended with the ladder pipe. The turntable operator attempted to apply water to the fire by rotating the turntable to direct the stream right and left. This operation went on for approximately ten minutes. The captain left his position at the master stream and approached the turntable operator. He stated that the aerial stream was not hitting the fire and he was going to climb the ladder and manually operate the ladder pipe. The captain donned a safety belt, the ladder operator applied the manual rung lock, and the captain began climbing the ladder. When he reached the fly section the tip bounced then twisted to the left. He continued climbing and as he reached the tip, the ladder continued twisting to the left and the three sections beyond the bed ladder section began to slowly collapse. The collapse accelerated and the ladder struck the ground with the captain clinging to it. Several fire fighters rushed to assist the captain. The turntable operator went to the engine and shut down the ladder pipe hose line. The captain was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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Call Number:

47027

Determining the difference in effectiveness between lieutenants and acting lieutenants in the Delhi Township Fire Department

Author(s):Campbell, Douglas S. ; Delhi Township. Fire Department.
Description: 192 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. September 2012
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 141898/ OCLC Record No.: 828691490
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. ROLES 3. PROFESSIONALISM 4. SUPERVISORS 5. LEADERSHIP
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The problem is that Delhi Township Fire Department is uncertain what difference in effectiveness exists between its Lieutenants and its firefighters assigned to the role of Acting Lieutenant. The uncertainty has the potential to contribute to supervisory inconsistencies at the company level. The purpose of this applied research project is to determine what difference in effectiveness exists between Lieutenants and firefighters assigned to the role of Acting Lieutenant in Delhi Township Fire Department. The descriptive research method was utilized and research questions identified the difference in effectiveness by addressing the following areas: (1) What are subordinate firefighter's attitudes toward the effectiveness of acting lieutenants versus Lieutenants; (2) As supervisors, what are the Captain's attitudes towards the effectiveness of acting lieutenants versus Lieutenants; (3) What variables exist between the Lieutenants and the firefighters that regularly function as acting lieutenant, in terms of their experience and training; and (4) What do firefighter's who are eligible to function in the role of acting lieutenant expect to do in that role? The procedures included a literature review and internal and external electronically distributed data gathering instruments. The results identified a difference in effectiveness between Acting Lieutenants and Lieutenants in the parameters of management and leadership skills. The results also highlighted the relationship experience plays in the level of effectiveness perceived by others. Recommendations included that the Captains and Chief Officers clarify expectations of the Acting Lieutenant assignment through publishing a job description as well as coaching and mentoring firefighters participating in a company level supervisory role.
Notes:Cincinnati, OH; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Call Number:

46967

Identifying the causes of high failure test rates at the captain level within the Sioux Falls Fire Rescue organization

Author(s):Clauson, Michael J. ; Sioux Falls. Fire Rescue.
Description: 45 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. October 2012
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 141737/ OCLC Record No.: 828691484
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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www.usfa.fema.gov/pdf/efop/efo46967.pdf (277.6 kb)
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. SUCCESSION PLANNING 3. OFFICER DEVELOPMENT 4. TEST PROCEDURES 5. SKILLS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The problem is Sioux Falls Fire Rescue candidates have a high failure rate when taking the Captains Promotional exam. The purpose is to identify methods or processes to increase the success rate for the Captains promotional exam. Descriptive research was used to describe the current SFFR Captain's promotional exam process. Throughout this research, the discovery of alternative methods and processes will be obtained to increase the success rate of candidates. The descriptive research methodology and surveys were used throughout this project to answer the following questions: (1) What is the SFFR organization doing to aide candidates to successfully pass promotional exams; (2) In what specific areas of the exam are the candidates having difficulty; (3) In what specific areas of the exam are the candidates successful; and (4) What rules and regulations changes can Sioux Falls Fire Rescue management implement in order to encourage behavior that will increase the Captains testing success rate? The research was conducted using a review of relevant literature to include statistical data of SFFR candidates that is specific to the testing process, personal interviews and surveys completed by fire service personnel. Results have shown that further research must be conducted. The results of this research have also indicated that it is neither the lack of education or experience of candidates that participate in the fire captain promotional exam.
Notes:Sioux Falls, SD; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Call Number:

TH 9157 .N33 no.120 2011

This is your Passbook for captain, fire department

Author(s):National Learning Corporation.
Description: 193 p.
Publication Data:Syosset, NY : The Corporation. 2011
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 733320693/ ISBN: 0-8373-0120-3/ Accession No.: 139091
Type of Item: (BOOK) BOOK
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. CAREER DEVELOPMENT 3. TEST PROCEDURES
Series Data:Career examination series. C-120
Notes:Pages are numbered for each test, not consecutively.
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Bangor Ladder took its name from a town in Maine: Hook & Ladder captain saw a need and created famous fire ladder [in "FIREMANICS"]

Description: In "FIREMANICS". p. 8-9
Publication Data: Spring 1988
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 767838721
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIRE SERVICE HISTORY 2. LADDERS 3. BUSINESS 4. BANGOR, ME
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The little things: for newly instated engine captains, wildland firefighting requires attention to detail and a regard for experience -- both yours and your crew's [in "WILDFIRE"]

Author(s):Fraidenburg, Steve.
Description: In "WILDFIRE". v. 20 (1) p. 30-33
Publication Data: January/February 2011
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 700437372
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL

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Subjects:1. ENGINE COMPANIES 2. FIREFIGHTER SAFETY 3. TECHNOLOGY 4. TRAINING 5. LEADERSHIP 6. MORALE
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Call Number:

44981

Developing a standardized acting captain program for Tempe Fire Department

Author(s):Ruiz, Greg A. ; Tempe. Fire Department.
Description: 145 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. September 2010
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 136257/ OCLC Record No.: 720890450
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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www.usfa.dhs.gov/pdf/efop/efo44981.pdf (200.8 kb)
Subjects:1. FIRE SERVICE TRAINING 2. FIRE OFFICERS 3. STANDARDIZATION
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The problem was that Tempe Fire Department did not have a formal program or policy in place to address or prepare the members to act as a captain. The position of captain is vital to the success of the organization and the person occupying the position is a direct link between labor and management. The position influences policy, non emergency activities, emergency response, service delivery, safety and human resource issues on a daily basis. The department had managed for years to prepare a member for the acting captain position through on the job training (OJT). Though the department has been successful with the OJT program and supporting policies, it is now time to modernize the process and provide the members with a more consistent and standard program. The action research method was conducted and has resulted in the development of a policy and program that will address the position of acting captain. The research questions addressed are: (1) What standards are being used to develop an acting captain program? (2) How do fire departments participating in the Phoenix Regional Dispatch Center consortium prepare a member for the role of acting captain? (3) How do fire departments within the Phoenix Regional Dispatch Center consortium prepare a member for the position of captain? (4) Do departments differentiate the training between the acting captain and the captain position? The results of this action research concluded that the Tempe Fire Department was in need of an updated policy and a formal program to address the acting captain position. The recommendation following this research is to create, adopt and implement a policy and formal program.
Notes:Tempe, AZ; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Call Number:

44701

Fire station captains: the key to a comprehensive community risk reduction effort in Chesterfield Fire & EMS

Author(s):Ahern, Melissa P. ; Chesterfield. Fire & EMS.
Description: 51 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. June 2010
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 135581/ OCLC Record No.: 703941628
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. RISK MANAGEMENT 2. MITIGATION 3. COMMUNITY RELATIONS 4. FIRE OFFICERS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • Chesterfield Fire and EMS (CFEMS) were not involved in community risk reduction efforts specific to the risks of the communities served. By modifying the roles and responsibilities of the fire station captains, community-based risk reduction efforts were possible. Personnel were able to better understand the characteristics of the communities and impact the citizens to reduce the occurrence of avoidable incidents, injuries and deaths. The problem was Chesterfield Fire and EMS did not effectively utilize the fire station captains in community risk reduction efforts. The purpose of this research was to develop a draft plan that enabled the fire station captains to manage community risk reduction efforts. Action research methodology was used to answer the following research questions: 1. What factors support modifying the role of the fire station captain to enhance community risk reduction efforts? 2. What are the expected challenges? 3. How will effectiveness be measured? Research was conducted utilizing a literature review and analyzing information specific to CFEMS. This information was job specific duties and responsibilities, performance plans, annual reports, memorandums and other CFEMS department communications. The results indicated community risk reduction efforts would benefit by utilizing the fire station captains. In addition, the fire station captains would have a direct influence on the occurrence of avoidable incidents in their communities. The firefighters and lieutenants could better understand and prepare for incidents in their communities. Overcoming and managing the reaction to change was the greatest challenge. Change affected both CFEMS personnel as well as the citizens in the communities. The recommendations suggested working in coordination with other Chesterfield County departments to develop a list of resources and liaisons. Performance measurements were defined based on the occurrence of incidents in respect to risk reduction efforts, not how many times a program was delivered. Coordination of multiple divisions within CFEMS was essential to collecting and analyzing data. Training of personnel at all levels was vital to providing stakeholders with the knowledge, skills, resources, expectations and purpose.
Notes:Chesterfield, VA; Executive Analysis of Community Risk Reduction; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Lieutenant A and the Rottweilers: a pheno-cognitive analysis of firemen's resilience in action [in "INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT"]

Author(s):Theron, Paul.
Description: In "INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT". v. 6 (2) p. 179-207
Publication Data: 2009
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 665812525/ DOI: 10.1504/IJEM.2009.029245
Type of Item: (JOURNAL; SCHOLARLY/REFEREED ARTICLE) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIREFIGHTER SAFETY 2. PARIS, FRANCE 3. DECISION MAKING 4. CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS 5. DOGS 6. MODELS
DOI Link:http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEM.2009.029245
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Captain: the first 60 days [in "FIRE ENGINEERING"]

Author(s):Daskal, Barry S.
Description: In "FIRE ENGINEERING". v. 162 (10) p. 14+
Publication Data: October 2009
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 550050466
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL

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www.fireengineering.com/index/articles/display/8185325920/articles/fire-engineering/volume-162/issue-10/departments/volunteers-corner/captain_-the_first.html (85.3kb)
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. JOB DESCRIPTIONS 3. SKILLS
Series Data:Volunteers corner
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Polishing the brass: what was the captain's ulterior motive behind that assignment? [in "FIREHOUSE"]

Author(s):Salka, John J.
Description: In "FIREHOUSE". v. 34 (10) p. 126
Publication Data: October 2009
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 550049193
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT 2. MAINTENANCE 3. FIRE SERVICE TRAINING 4. MOTIVATION
Series Data:The fire scene
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The captain yelled "Run," a firefighter yelled "Collapse!" [in "FIREHOUSE"]

Author(s):Goldfeder, William.
Description: In "FIREHOUSE". v. 33 (11) p. 28+
Publication Data: November 2008
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549884107
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. SACRAMENTO, CA 2. ROOF COLLAPSE 3. COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS 4. FIRE INVESTIGATIONS 5. CLOSE CALLS
Series Data:Close calls; Sacramento's 65th Street fire and collapse. Part 2; Sacramento's Sixty-fifth Street fire and collapse. Part 2
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Captain yells "Run!" Firefighter yells "Collapse!" A close call for 10 firefighters [in "FIREHOUSE"]

Author(s):Goldfeder, William.
Description: In "FIREHOUSE". v. 33 (10) p. 28+
Publication Data: October 2008
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 550030126
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. SACRAMENTO, CA 2. ROOF COLLAPSE 3. COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS 4. CLOSE CALLS
Series Data:Close calls; Sacramento's 65th Street fire and collapse. Part 1; Sacramento's Sixty-fifth Street fire and collapse. Part 1
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Call Number:

41451

Assessing the need for fire captains in the White Plains Fire Bureau

Author(s):Lyman, Richard L. ; White Plains. Fire Bureau.
Description: 54 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. December 2007
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 127918/ OCLC Record No.: 475155949
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. NEEDS ASSESSMENT 3. ACCOUNTABILITY 4. SURVEYS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The White Plains Fire Bureau (WPFB) does not have a rank of captain to coordinate non-emergency duties. This is creating coordination, accountability and responsibility issues. The purpose of this research was to assess the need for captains in the bureau using the descriptive method. Research questions regarding issues created by not having captains, staffing by rank in similar departments, positions staffed by captains, and recommendations for captains in the WPFB were answered. WPFB personnel surveyed found mixed perceptions regarding coordination, accountability, and responsibility issues. Another survey collected comparative data on similar fire departments and found that 90% of these departments have captains. The researcher recommended that a joint labor and management committee be formed to explore creating captain positions and developing a job description.
Notes:White Plains, NY; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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41106

Establishing a captain's development program

Author(s):Savage, Joyce A. ; Marysville. Fire District.
Description: 40 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. September 2007
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 126877/ OCLC Record No.: 475155914
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. CAREER DEVELOPMENT 3. PROMOTIONS 4. OFFICER DEVELOPMENT
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The research problem was that some firefighters were promoted to the captain and/or acting captain position without formal education or training. The purpose was to identify areas of training, programs and processes that are necessary to ensure competency in newly appointed captains and/or acting captains. Descriptive research method included interviews and a survey to answer the following questions: What acquired knowledge and skills do current Captains believe are necessary to ensure competency in newly appointed captains and/or acting captains? What national performance standards exist to ensure competency in newly appointed captains and/or acting captains? What training, programs or processes are used by comparable departments to ensure competency in newly appointed captains and/or acting captains? Recommendations were to offer a Captain's College and recommend that the Fire Command Degree be required for a promotion to captain and/or acting captain.
Notes:Marysville, WA; Executive Analysis of Fire Service Operations in Emergency Management; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Call Number:

41109

Identification of supervisor training needed for first lieutenants of the Roanoke Fire-EMS Department

Author(s):Armstrong, James M. ; Roanoke. Fire-EMS.
Description: 50 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. September 2007
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 126881/ OCLC Record No.: 475154474
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. COMPANY OFFICERS 2. FIRE SERVICE EDUCATION 3. FIRE SERVICE TRAINING 4. CERTIFICATION
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The problem was the Roanoke Fire-EMS Department experienced inconsistencies in the First Lieutenant ranks. The purpose of this research was to identify the training needed for First Lieutenants. Descriptive research was utilized to determine: a) What are the leadership and management performance inconsistencies? b) What are current requirements for promotion to First Lieutenant? c) What are training requirements for other departments first line supervisors?, and d) What are state and national recommended standards for first line supervisors? Procedures included a review of current department requirements, other department's requirements, and state and national standards for company officers. The results show that a First Lieutenant should be certified as Fire Officer I. Recommendations included the establishment of basic education and training standards.
Notes:Roanoke, VA; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Call Number:

41062

Identifying the components of a first-line officer development system for the newly promoted lieutenants in the New Britain Fire Department

Author(s):Paszczuk, Henry ; New Britain. Fire Department.
Description: 63 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. September 2007
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 126777/ OCLC Record No.: 475155900
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. SUPERVISORS 2. FIRE OFFICERS 3. FIRE SERVICE TRAINING 4. LEADERSHIP 5. CERTIFICATION
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The problem was that the New Britain Fire Department did not have a development system to prepare a newly promoted lieutenant. The purpose of this research was to identify components in a development system that would prepare new lieutenants. The descriptive research method was utilized. The research questions were used to determine what systems and components have been established by industry, the military and fire service to prepare new supervisors. The procedures used were a literature review and questionnaires to gather information regarding development programs. The results showed that in industry, the military and the fire service there is a need for a continuous development system to prepare personnel prior to promotion to supervisor. It was recommended that the NBFD institute a continuous development program for firefighters aspiring to become lieutenants.
Notes:New Britain, CT; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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HFSC makes a splash with children's program: sprinkler education features Captain Splash [in "SPRINKLER AGE"]

Author(s):Paul, Peg.
Description: In "SPRINKLER AGE". v. 26 (6) p. 23-24
Publication Data: June 2007
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549989105
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. PUBLIC EDUCATION 2. CHILDREN 3. SPRINKLER SYSTEMS 4. FIRE SAFETY
Notes:Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC)
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Call Number:

39806

Leadership for the newly promoted lieutenant

Author(s):Evans, Bruce L. ; Norfolk. Fire Rescue.
Description: 34 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. September 2006
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 123524/ OCLC Record No.: 475896640
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. LEADERSHIP 3. FIRE SERVICE EDUCATION
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The loss of Norfolk Fire-Rescue (NFR) officers resulted in promotions. The problem was NFR lacked a leadership development course for officers, thus new lieutenants were often unprepared to lead employees. The purpose of the research was to identify skills and traits of leadership for development of a leadership course for NFR. Descriptive research was used to answer three questions: (1) What are the skills and traits of a first line supervisor, (2) what lieutenant leadership skills and traits are being required by other fire departments, (3) what leadership skills and traits do NFR administration expect of lieutenants? Two feedback forms and an interview with the NFR Fire Chief were conducted. NFR would benefit by developing a leadership development course for new lieutenants.
Notes:Norfolk, VA; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Disaster management and cultural heritage: an investigation of knowledge and perceptions of New South Wales Rural Fire Service Brigade Captains [in "AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DISASTER AND TRAUMA STUDIES"]

Author(s):Graham, Kristy and Spennemann, Dirk H. R.
Description: In "AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DISASTER AND TRAUMA STUDIES". v. -- (1) p. LRC6-LRC29
Publication Data: 2006
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 668197675
Type of Item: (ELECTRONIC JOURNAL)

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Subjects:1. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 2. CULTURE 3. ATTITUDES 4. VALUES 5. FIRE OFFICERS 6. RURAL AREAS
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Routine danger: a lieutenant narrowly escapes a dangerous situation caused by lack of perparation [in "FIRE-RESCUE MAGAZINE"]

Author(s):Pegram, Stephen N.
Description: In "FIRE-RESCUE MAGAZINE". v. 24 (4 (Leader's edge)) p. 140+
Publication Data: April 2006
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549928979
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIREFIGHTER SAFETY 2. INCIDENT COMMANDERS 3. AUTOMATIC FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
Series Data:Near-miss reports
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What's in your pack? Una Brown, Engine Captain, Tonto National Forest [in "WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER"]

Author(s):Story, Tom.
Description: In "WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER". v. 10 (1) p. 21
Publication Data: January 2006
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 611381879
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. WILDLAND FIRES 2. FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT 3. GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS
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37997

Lieutenant development program needs for the City of Oviedo Fire Rescue

Author(s):Dickens, Laura ; City of Oviedo. Fire Rescue.
Description: 36 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. March 2005
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 118558/ OCLC Record No.: 476418849
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. CAREER DEVELOPMENT 2. FIRE OFFICERS 3. OFFICER DEVELOPMENT
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • Over the past five years, the City of Oviedo Fire Rescue has experienced a tremendous amount of turnover within our department. The problem is that due to the turnover rate, we have very few firefighters that are experienced and educated to the point of being a candidate for the position of Lieutenant. The purpose of this research is to gather insight and information to effectively create a Lieutenant Development Program that will prepare a firefighter to assume the position of Lieutenant within the City of Oviedo Fire Department. This research project used descriptive and evaluative research methodologies to answer the following questions: 1. What elements should a Lieutenant Development Program consist of? 2. Under what experience level should a firefighter enter a Lieutenants Development Program? 3. What would the disadvantages be to the City of Oviedo Fire Department by not creating and implementing a Lieutenant Development Program? 4. What would the advantages be to the City of Oviedo Fire Department by creating and implementing a Lieutenant Development Program? Literature was reviewed to determine topics, resources and eligibility requirements that could be utilized in creating a program for Lieutenant development. Department records were utilized to determine exactly what the five year turn over rate has been and what impact it has had on the department in terms of firefighters being eligible for promotion for the position of Lieutenant. An internal survey was conducted within all ranks of the City of Oviedo Fire Department to determine support and expectations of the program. Departments within the Florida Fire Chief's Association were surveyed to determine external departments' participation in such a program as well as criteria and topics utilized in their perspective programs. Both surveys revealed the need for a Lieutenant Development Program for all fire departments. The surveys suggested topics and experience levels to be incorporated into a program to better prepare a firefighter for the position of Lieutenant within the City of Oviedo Fire Department. A Literature Review supported the input received from the surveys as well as additional resources for the development and need of a program. Proposed recommendations that resulted from the research included: 1. To include the Fire Officer One course work that is currently required, but to incorporate the additional topics outlined in the research found through the literature review and the survey process: Transition to Supervisor; -Leadership Principles; -Incident Management; -Rapid Intervention Teams; -Mass Casualty Incidents and Procedures; -Stress Management and CISM; -NFIRS Reports; -Report Writing; -Time Management; -Injury, Accident and Exposure Reporting; -Departmental SOG's; -City (or County) Policies; -Basic Engine Company Operations; -Employee Performance Appraisals; -Exercises: Solving Employee Problems; -Exercises: Tactical Simulations; -Exercises: Team Building; and -Ride Along Time with an experienced Lieutenant (time frame varies). 2. The program will also propose changing in the current experience level from two to five years. 3. A Combination of formal classes accompanied by ride time with an experienced Lieutenant will be recommended for the program. 4. The City of Oviedo Fire Department currently has an educational policy that will reimburse individuals for a portion of these classes that can be taken at the junior college level. The remaining required classes can be provided through the Training Division within the department at minimal cost. 5. Develop a Manual outlining the program and what is to be expected of each candidate. The development of this Manual would be handled through the Training Division.
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A profile of Lieutenant General Kevin C. Kiley, MD: U. S. Army Surgeon General [in "EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES"]

Author(s):Nordberg, Marie.
Description: In "EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES". v. 34 (5) p. 61
Publication Data: May 2005
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 667181174
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL

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Subjects:1. MILITARY PERSONNEL 2. MEDICAL SERVICES
Series Data:Military medicine
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O captain, my captain! The best leaders I ever had & why [in "FIRE-RESCUE MAGAZINE"]

Author(s):Sargent, Chase N.
Description: In "FIRE-RESCUE MAGAZINE". v. 22 (10) p. 94+
Publication Data: October 2004
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549889834
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. LEADERSHIP 2. PROFESSIONALISM 3. FIRE OFFICERS
Series Data:Company officer development
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36324

Preparing for the role of lieutenant in the Hapeville Fire Department

Author(s):Mazur, Frank Douglas ; Hapeville. Fire Department.
Description: 37 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. November 2003
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 113220/ OCLC Record No.: 476911091
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. CAREER DEVELOPMENT 2. COMPANY OFFICERS 3. HAPEVILLE, GA 4. JOB DESCRIPTIONS 5. STANDARDS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The City of Hapeville Fire Department (HFD) had nine of seventeen employees in leadership positions retire this year. The HFD does not have in place any formal officer development program. The criteria for promotion to the first line supervisor position, that of lieutenant, is minimal at best. The problem occurred when the City of Hapeville offered an early retirement package this year. The HFD lost nine key personnel in leadership positions. The purpose of this research is to define what current standards exist within the HFD and determine the need for revision of this current standard. There also exists the need to determine if additional training may be required and what that training might entail. Evaluative research of literature was conducted from books, magazines, periodicals, Executive Fire Officer (EFO) research projects, surveys and national standards. These were used to answer these research questions: 1) What are the current requirements to become a lieutenant in the HFD? 2) What requirements exist to become a lieutenant in the fire service? 3) What training exists to enable one to prepare for the job duties of lieutenant in the HFD? Material was obtained from the HFD policy and procedure manual, as well as, two surveys. The author recommends updating the HFD job descriptions and the establishment of minimum standards based on NFPA 1021. In addition, the utilization of the state fire academy for Fire Officer 1 certification.
Notes:Hapeville, GA; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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36484

Identifying fire captain promotional criteria for the Orem Fire Division

Author(s):Byrnes, Andrew J. ; Orem. Department of Public Safety. Fire Division.
Description: 52 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. October 2003
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 113926/ OCLC Record No.: 476941922
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. OREM, UT 3. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION 4. PROMOTIONS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The problem was that the Orem Department of Public Safety Fire Division did not have a formal process to prepare firefighters for promotion to Captain. The purpose of this research was to create criteria for a promotional process that firefighters might use to prepare for promotion to Captain in the Orem Fire Division (OFD). In conducting this research, the author used descriptive and action research methods in order to answer these research questions: 1. What are the National, State of Utah, and City of Orem regulations, standards and policies regarding requirements for promotion to Captain? 2. What criteria are other fire service organizations using? 3. What are the criteria that Orem City leadership, Fire management, and firefighters think are important in a promotional process for the Captain level? The procedures for this project were to reference National, State and Local Standards, conduct a survey of local departments, and form focus groups to determine their input regarding the research questions. Results of standardes indicated the importance of Captains being certified as Fire Officer I at a minimum per NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications (1997). Focus group and survey results indicated that Captains should be men and women of integrity, loyal to the organization and the firefighters, mentors, good communicators, tactically competent, and professionally certified. Results are summarized in Appendix J. Recommendations were made to create a committee in order to review and implement the criteria identified in Appendix J by February 4, 2004 in order to ensure the Division has qualified, proven, and competent leadership for the future.
Notes:Orem, UT; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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TH 9157 .C583 1995

Fire captain oral exam study guide (2nd ed.)

Author(s):Couvillon, Arthur R.
Description: 183 p. (2nd ed.).
Publication Data:Hermosa Beach, CA : Information Guides. 1995
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 34918203/ ISBN: 0-938329-57-X/ LCCN: 94-079291/ Accession No.: 111476
Type of Item: (BOOK) BOOK
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. FIRE SERVICE TRAINING 3. MANUALS 4. ORAL COMMUNICATION 5. TESTS
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TH 9157 .C872c 2002

Fire captain written exam study guide (3rd ed.)

Author(s):Couvillon, Arthur R.
Description: 312 p. (3rd ed.).
Publication Data:Hermosa Beach, CA : Information Guides. 2002
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 52633783/ ISBN: 0-938329-66-9/ LCCN: 93-077194/ Accession No.: 111475
Type of Item: (BOOK) BOOK
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. FIRE SUPPRESSION 3. TESTS
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Captain in charge? [in "WILDFIRE"]

Author(s):Terwilliger, Michael S.
Description: In "WILDFIRE". v. 11 (6) p. 22-25
Publication Data: November-December 2002
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 667168629
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIREGROUND COMMAND 2. INCIDENT COMMANDERS 3. WILDLAND FIRE SUPPRESSION
Notes:Reluctance of first arriving officers to take command
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33826

Development of a job description for the position of Chandler Fire Department Battalion Captain

Author(s):Rounds, Scott ; Chandler. Fire Department.
Description: 47 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. January 2002
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 106559/ OCLC Record No.: 477163251
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. CHANDLER, AZ 2. COMPANY OFFICERS 3. FIRE OFFICERS 4. JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The problem addressed was the lack of a job description for the position of Battalion Captain with the Chandler Fire Department. The purpose of the research was to produce this job description. The action research method was used to answer the following questions: 1. Do other fire departments have an official job description for the position of Battalion Captain? 2. What professional responsibilities do other fire departments consider important for the position of Battalion Captain and what aspects do the members of the Chandler Fire Department consider important for this position? 3. What should the job description for the position of Battalion Captain with the Chandler Fire Department include? The procedure section of the project entailed data collection, refining available data and defining ambiguous terms. Job descriptions for the position of Battalion Captain were obtained from other fire departments. A search was initiated at the Learning Resource Center of the National Emergency Training Center. In addition, fire chiefs from around the country were polled during the author's attendance at the National Fire Academy's Strategic Management of Change course in July 2001. Further information was gathered on-line, using various Internet search engines. Specific attention was paid to the criteria different departments used to formulate job descriptions, as well as the job descriptions themselves. These data provided the basis for creating the Chandler Fire Department's job description. After a full review of research items, the author determined that the job description for the position of Battalion Captain with the Chandler Fire Department should be most consistent with that of the City of Phoenix Fire Department (2001). The project outcome was limited by the lack of empirical data involving the effects of a written job description on an employee and the organization.
Notes:CHANDLER, AZ; Strategic Management of Change; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Deputy Chief Ray Downey and Lieutenant Andy Fredericks as we remember them [in "FIRE ENGINEERING"]

Author(s):Manning, William A.
Description: In "FIRE ENGINEERING". v. 155 (3) p. 68-71
Publication Data: March 2002
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549682359
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. DOWNEY, RAYMOND MATTHEW 2. FIREFIGHTER MEMORIALS 3. FREDERICKS, ANDREW A.
Series Data:A tribute
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Call Number:

33191

Evaluating the need for an orientation process for newly promoted lieutenants in the Sunrise Fire Rescue Department

Author(s):O'Connell, Thomas J. ; Sunrise. Fire Rescue.
Description: 45 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. November 2001
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 105340/ OCLC Record No.: 477304615
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. CAREER DEVELOPMENT 2. FIRE OFFICERS 3. ORIENTATIONS 4. PROMOTIONS 5. QUALIFICATIONS 6. OFFICER DEVELOPMENT
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The problem was that the Sunrise Fire Rescue Department did not have a process for preparing and transitioning personnel to the rank of lieutenant. The purpose of this project was twofold; first, explore the creation of an orientation process for all newly promoted lieutenants within the organization, and second, evaluate the effectiveness of the academic and eligibility requirements for the rank of lieutenant. The evaluative research methodology was used to answer the following questions: 1. Are completion of current eligibility requirements for promotion to lieutenant adequate enough to prepare the new officer for a positive and effective succession into the rank? 2. Should an orientation process be created for personnel transitioning into the rank of lieutenant? 3. What have other organizations done to prepare officers for a successful transition to their new positons? The procedures utilized by the researcher included an extensive literature review, examination of departmental personnel records, telephone interviews with members of thirty-one regional departments, a survey of recently promoted lieutenants, and the conducting of a job analysis to help answer these questions. Results indicated that there was an overwhelming need for succession planning at the rank of lieutenant, including a formal orientation course and increased academic requirements. Results also revealed that few agencies in South Florida have undertaken such a process. Recommendations included creating a formal orientation course for lieutenants, the gradual expansion of academic requirements for promotion, limited mentoring, use of new promotional testing materials, and the customizing of the Florida State Fire Officer 1 program and materials.
Notes:Sunrise, FL; Executive Leadership; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Call Number:

20702

Performance appraisal for lieutenants on the Memphis Fire Department

Author(s):Sweat, Gina.
Description: 84 p.
Publication Data:Memphis, TN : University of Memphis. n.d.
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 47147060/ Accession No.: 101200
Type of Item: (REPORT) REPORT
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION 3. PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Summary/abstract:
  • Lieutenants on the Memphis Fire Department could benefit from an improved performance appraisal system. The purpose of this project is to design a 360-degree performance appraisal system that can be used as a developmental tool for lieutenants on the department. Management can also use the performance appraisal as a tool to develop employees, identify problem performance, recognize outstanding performance, and promote positive morale within the department. A review of literature regarding performance appraisal was conducted as well as information gathered from magazines and the internet. Samples of performance appraisals were reviewed from 18 comparable fire departments. Lieutenants and Battalion Chiefs on the Memphis Fire Department were surveyed. The job analysis survey conducted by Performance Associates for the Memphis Fire Department was reviewed. After all relevant information was gathered, the appraisal forms were developed to represent an overall perspective of the total duties of a Lieutenant. Using the performance appraisal system designed by this project can improve the overall performance of lieutenants on the Memphis Fire Department. Lieutenants benefit because they can use the system to develop their career and leadership abilities.
Notes:Open Learning Fire Service Program
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Call Number:

30842

Minimum qualifications for an Ipswich Fire Department lieutenant

Author(s):Theriault, Andre J. ; Ipswich. Fire Department.
Description: 35 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. January 2000
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 97424/ OCLC Record No.: 477406510
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. EMPLOYMENT CRITERIA 2. FIRE OFFICERS 3. IPSWICH, MA 4. QUALIFICATIONS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • As the Ipswich Fire Department (IFD) approaches the new millennium there has been an expanding demand on lieutenants' duties and responsibilities. The problem was the IFD has no minimum qualifications for the position of lieutenant. The purpose of this applied research project was to develop a list of minimum qualifications for an IFD lieutenant. Action research methodology was used to answer the following three research questions: 1. What are the duties and responsibilities of an IFD lieutenant? 2. What qualifications do other fire departments require for lieutenants? 3. What limitations are there to implement minimum qualifications for lieutenants in the IFD? The procedures that were used for this project included a literature review and a survey. The initial literature review was conducted at the Learning Resource Center at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Pertinent information was obtained from journals, books and periodicals, applied research projects and applicable standards. Additional information was gathered from reviewing IFD documents, Town of Ipswich documents, the IFD library, the Internet and CD-ROMs. The second procedure was a survey sent to a random sample of fire departments in Massachusetts. The random sample was determined by using Microsoft Excel. The survey was used to find out what minimum qualifications other fire departments require of their lieutenants. The results showed that the IFD lieutenant has a multitude of duties and responsibilities. An IFD lieutenant does not have to meet any minimum qualifications for the position. It was found that NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications is a consensus standard for officers in the fire service. The survey to the fire departments was for the most part inconclusive. The survey results showed most fire departments have very few or no qualifications for lieutenants. The survey also showed that there were only a few fire departments with high standards for their lieutenants. State statutes, the fact that people resist change and the labor contract were limitations to implementing minimum qualifications. The research showed that there were a number of hurdles that the IFD must overcome to establish minimum qualifications for lieutenants. The following recommendations were made to assist the IFD in establishing the qualifications. 1. Implement the list of minimum qualifications. 2. Update the lieutenant job description. 3. Involve the firefighters in the process to establish minimum qualifications. 4. Minimum qualifications should be based on NFPA 1021 and the lieutenant job description. 5. The Ipswich Fire Fighters Local 1913 and the Town of Ipswich should work together to establish strategies for implementing minimum qualifications. 6. Review the minimum qualifications periodically for relevance.
Notes:Ipswich, MA; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Captain Midnight [in "WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER"]

Author(s):Claypole, Rick.
Description: In "WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER". v. 3 (5) p. 25-26
Publication Data: September 1999
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 611374606
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. AERIAL FIRE SUPPRESSION 2. ARIZONA 3. FIRE SERVICE HISTORY 4. MOTELS
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Call Number:

TH 9118 .S5 C878 1984

Oh, Captain Shaw: the life story of the first and most famous chief of the London Fire Brigade

Author(s):Cox, Ronald.
Description: 191 p.
Publication Data:London, England : Victor Green Publications, Inc. 1984
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 95722/ Accession No.: 95723/ Accession No.: 95724/ OCLC Record No.: 12511996
Type of Item: (BOOK) BOOK
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. FIRE DEPARTMENTS 3. FIRE SERVICE HISTORY 4. LONDON, ENGLAND 5. SHAW, EYRE MASSEY, SIR
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The pre-alarm duties of the engine captain [in "FIRE ENGINEERING"]

Author(s):Barry, Scott.
Description: In "FIRE ENGINEERING". v. 152 (4) p. 97+
Publication Data: April 1999
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549635965
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. COMPANY OFFICERS 2. ENGINE COMPANIES 3. FIRE SERVICE MANAGEMENT 4. FIREGROUND COMMAND
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Call Number:

29051

Criteria and components for an officer orientation program: rank of lieutenant

Author(s):Achilles, Steven E. ; Derry. Fire Department.
Description: 42 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. November 1998
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 93219/ OCLC Record No.: 483237978
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. ORIENTATIONS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • This research project analyzed and identified criteria and components for a standardized orientation program for newly appointed lieutenants. The problem was that within the Derry Fire Department there was a high operational and supervisory error rate with acting officers and probationary lieutenants. This research employed evaluative research methodology (a) to identify current department requirements for newly appointed and acting lieutenants, (b) to identify the common errors made by newly appointed and acting lieutenants and when those errors occurred, (c) to evaluate the impact an orientation program would have on decreasing those errors, (d) to evaluate how other organizations addressed the orientation of newly appointed supervisors and managers, (e) to evaluate what components should be included in an orientation program, and (f) to identify the appropriate criteria and components that should be utilized for a lieutenant orientation program at the Derry Fire Department. The procedures used included a literature review, survey, telephone interviews, and the obtainment of other organizations' orientation programs. Information was evaluated and compared. The major finding of this research was that orientation programs for officers, especially lieutenants, were an important component to an organization and officer's success. Most newly appointed officers and managers made similar operational and managerial mistakes, and these mistakes were reduced through an orientation to their new role. It was also found that most mistakes occurred during the officer's or manager's first year after promotion and that orientation programs should be completed during that period. The recommendations from this research included (a) the implementation of an officer orientation program that is based on the lieutenant job description, (b) the criteria of this program should focus on operational and management components that have been identified as problem areas by current lieutenants and acting lieutenants, and (c) the orientation program should be completed by the end of the lieutenant's first year.
Notes:Derry, NH; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Call Number:

28913

The prerequisite training standard for promotion to fire lieutenant in the Tacoma Fire Department

Author(s):Lewis, Eileen F. ; City of Tacoma. Fire Department.
Description: 79 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. October 1998
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 92780/ OCLC Record No.: 482801879
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. FIRE SERVICE TRAINING 3. PROMOTIONS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The Tacoma Fire Department was in the process of making the recommended changes which were identified in an independent study of the operation of the department by the TriData Corporation of Arlington, Virginia. This research project addressed the specific recommendations directed toward improving the current training plan of those firefighters aspiring to promote to fire lieutenant. This research was also an extension of the research and recommendations done by Deputy Chief Lewis in an applied research project, "Identifying the prerequisite training needs to be eligible for promotion to fire lieutenant in the Tacoma Fire Department." The research was historical research in the point of collecting data to determine the magnitude of change required from the current institutionalized requirements of a firefighter advancing to fire lieutenant within the department. The research was action research in that the information gathered through the historical research and ongoing discussions, decisions and planning of the Training Advancement and Promotional 2001 Teams established within the department was applied to the development of a department-wide plan to address the training needs of the firefighter aspiring to fire lieutenant in the Tacoma Fire Department. Specifically, this research attempted to answer the following questions: 1. What is the current perceived stress level of the members of the Tacoma Fire Department? 2. How did the Tacoma Fire Department firefighters and officers rate their immediate supervisors on selected management dimensions? 3. What optimal transitional plan would facilitate a training program to establish and implement a prerequisite standard for the firefighter seeking advancement to fire lieutenant within the culture of the Department? The recommendations of this study are as follows: 1. The City of Tacoma Fire Department should continue to follow the developed 1998-2000 Training Plan. 2. Incorporate Leader-Match Training & Stress Management into the current training plan. The order of class delivery should be to Officer Development followed by Officer Preparation. 3. Provide Dr. Beaton the means to conduct a follow up survey to evaluate the fire personnel's post-traumatic stress levels after conducting the Leader-Match Training & Stress Management Training. 4. Develop procedures to monitor the implementation of the 1998-2000 Training Plan. 5. Conduct additional research to determine the amount of training needed to provide the men and women of the Tacoma Fire Department with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain optimal health and service delivery. The outcome of this research was a training plan which established and implemented a prerequisite standard of training requirements for the firefighter seeking advancement to fire lieutenant.
Notes:Tacoma, WA; Strategic Management of Change; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Call Number:

TH 9157 .N33 no.441 1996

Lieutenant, fire department

Author(s):National Learning Corporation.
Description: 179 p.
Publication Data:Syosset, NY : The Corporation. 1996
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 37667054/ ISBN: 0-8373-0441-5/ Misc. No.: C-441/ Accession No.: 91583
Type of Item: (BOOK) BOOK
Subjects:1. EMPLOYMENT CRITERIA 2. FIRE OFFICERS 3. TESTS
Series Data:The Passbook series: passboks for career opportunities. C-441
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Call Number:

AUDIO TH 9180 .H675

Roseburg, Oregon blast, August 7, 1959 - interview with Captain Joe Hites

Author(s):Hites, Joe.
Description: 1 audiocassette
Publication Data:Roseburg, OR : Douglas County. Museum Research Library. n.d.
Identifier/s:Misc. No.: OH #690/ Accession No.: 82487/ OCLC Record No.: 781553276
Type of Item: (AUDIO)
Subjects:1. EXPLOSIONS 2. CONFLAGRATIONS 3. ROSEBURG, OR 4. ROSEBURG OREGON DISASTER
Notes:This is an interview regarding the Roseburg incident. There are five other audiocassettes on this incident (see STAR record #'s 89411, 89412, 89413, 89414, and 89415), but each is a different interview with a different person.
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Call Number:

TH 9157 .C872c 1993

Fire captain written exam study guide (2nd ed.)

Author(s):Couvillon, Arthur R.
Description: 317 p. (2nd ed.).
Publication Data:Hermosa Beach, CA : Information Guides. 1993
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 28370126/ ISBN: 0938329669/ LCCN: 93-77194/ Accession No.: 76539
Type of Item: (BOOK) BOOK
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. FIRE SUPPRESSION 3. TESTS
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Call Number:

23356

Phase one report of the fire captain examination for the twelve consent decree cities - fire scene simulation, job analysis

Author(s):Barrett, Richard S.
Description: 90 p.
Publication Data:Trenton, NJ : New Jersey. Department of Personnel. Division of Examinations. January 27, 1988
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 75134/ OCLC Record No.: 502502416
Type of Item: (REPORT) REPORT
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. FIREFIGHTERS 3. JOB DESCRIPTIONS 4. PROMOTIONS 5. TESTS
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TH 9157 .C582 1992

Fire captain written practice exams, volume 1 (1st ed.)

Author(s):Couvillon, Arthur R.
Description: 255 p. (1st ed.).
Publication Data:Hermosa Beach, CA : Information Guides. 1992
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 26248878/ ISBN: 0-938329-63-4/ Accession No.: 73434
Type of Item: (BOOK) BOOK
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. FIRE SERVICE TRAINING 3. MANUALS 4. TESTS
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Officer-candidate school eases shift from fireman to lieutenant [in "FIRE ENGINEERING"]

Author(s):Reeves, G. E.
Description: In "FIRE ENGINEERING". v. 131 (8) p. 132+
Publication Data: August 1978
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549853147
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. TRAINING 3. MONTGOMERY, AL
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Union membership for captains? [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Schmidt, Wayne W.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 22 (1) p. 16
Publication Data: January 1978
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549845901
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. LABOR UNIONS
Series Data:Lex de incendiis
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Captain fired for unauthorized removal of victim's property [in "FIRE COMMAND"]

Author(s):Morse, H. Newcomb.
Description: In "FIRE COMMAND". v. 47 (5) p. 50
Publication Data: May 1980
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 610159236
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. DISMISSAL 2. LITIGATION 3. DISCIPLINE
Series Data:Legal insight
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Two fire fighters sue for promotion to rank of captain [in "FIRE SERVICE TODAY"]

Author(s):Morse, H. Newcomb.
Description: In "FIRE SERVICE TODAY". v. 49 (7) p. 35
Publication Data: July 1982
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 611423711
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. LITIGATION 2. PROMOTIONS
Series Data:Legal decisions
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Captain's demotion for unexcused absence upheld [in "FIRE SERVICE TODAY"]

Author(s):Morse, H. Newcomb.
Description: In "FIRE SERVICE TODAY". v. 50 (11) p. 5
Publication Data: November 1983
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 611423649
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. DEMOTIONS 2. LITIGATION
Series Data:Legal decisions
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Call Number:

21798

An evaluation of the reasons, why or why not, the lieutenants on the Aurora, Colorado, Fire Department participate in the captain's promotional process

Author(s):Smith, Carl L. ; Aurora. Fire Department.
Description: 52 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. October 31, 1992
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 70884/ OCLC Record No.: 502533165
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. PROMOTIONS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The Aurora Fire Department has been noted to be experiencing a low percentage of its Lieutenants taking the Captains promotional test. The purpose of this paper was to compare this percentage with other fire departments, then to find out why the percentage was low and, finally, what could be done about it.
Notes:Aurora, CO; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Captain Jack's stronghold [in "CALIFORNIA GEOLOGY"]

Author(s):Waters, Aaron C.
Description: In "CALIFORNIA GEOLOGY". v. 45 (5) p. 135-144
Publication Data: September-October 1992
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 668607072
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. CAVES 2. GEOLOGY 3. LAVA BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT 4. MODOC INDIANS 5. MODOC WAR 6. TULELAKE, CA 7. ROCK
Notes:Fissures; lava plateau; terrain; Tulelake Plain; geologic formations; the geologic events that created a natural fortress; location map of Captain Jack's stronghold
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Call Number:

19295

Lieutenants in the bargaining unit

Author(s):Ulreich, Del ; Mount Prospect. Fire Department.
Description: 23 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. January 1992
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 66610/ OCLC Record No.: 218264693
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER
Subjects:1. COMPANY OFFICERS 2. LABOR MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • This project was undertaken to research the status of lieutenants in the State of Illinois, and whether or not they are in or out of the bargaining unit. The basis and impedance for the research is the 1987 Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. The inclusion of the company level officers in the unit could create identity problems for management, as to who represented them at the company level. Recent Illinois State Labor Relations Board (ISLRB) decisions, as well as private sector comparative legislation were researched to come to conclusions on this immediate Illinois problem. These decisions indicated that the opinion of the ISLRB is to include the fire lieutenants in the bargaining unit. The author recommends four methods of dealing with this management dilemma; to delay the bargaining process after the unit determination vote, and hope to convince the firefighters that the waiting period created by management appeals of that unit determination, would not be worth having the lieutenants in the unit; in conjunction with the first point, develop and maintain a very good working relationship with the lieutenants which may prevent them from wanting to be in the unit, this could help the local jurisdiction win any such appeal; prove that certain specific lieutenant or all lieutenants, are supervisors; or lobby the Illinois Legislature to amend the current Act with more moderate language.
Notes:Mount Prospect, IL; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Call Number:

26599

Identifying a training program for fire lieutenants in the Berkeley Fire Department

Author(s):Pryor, Debra ; Berkeley. Fire Department.
Description: 20 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. March 1996
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 84209/ OCLC Record No.: 502530505
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. TRAINING PROGRAMS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • A training program for lieutenants in the Berkeley Fire Department does not exist. The purpose of this research project is to identify a fire officer training program for lieutenants in the Berkeley Fire Department. The descriptive research method was used to answer the following questions: 1. What are the responsibilities and duties of fire lieutenants in the Berkeley Fire Department? 2. What skills are needed to perform the responsibilities and duties of a fire lieutenant in the Berkeley Fire Department? 3. What officer training programs exist that meet the needs of fire lieutenants in the Berkeley Fire Department? The procedure used in this project included conducting a survey among fire lieutenants and firefighters eligible to work in a higher classification as an acting lieutenant in the Berkeley Fire Department. The survey was designed to identify the role and responsibilities of lieutenants, needed educational curriculum and training objectives. A literature review was conducted. Training needs were identified in the literary research that were consistent with statewide standards for fire officers indicated in the California Fire Service Training and Education System, and national standards indicated in the National Fire Protection Association 1021, Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. The findings of this research identified the types of training that would be beneficial to lieutenants and lieutenant candidates incorporating national standards, statewide educational standards, and departmental needs. The recommendations are: 1. Create training prerequisites for lieutenants in the Berkeley Fire Department to reflect a course of study consistent with state standards. 2. Implement a training program for lieutenants that reflect the recommendations in NFPA 1021.
Notes:Berkeley, CA; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Call Number:

2934

Captain Shreve High School - Shreveport, Louisiana

Author(s):Office of Civil Defense.
Description: 6 p.
Publication Data:Shreveport, LA : Annan and Gilmer. August 1968
Identifier/s:Misc. No.: DCS-1/ Accession No.: 54936/ OCLC Record No.: 781497198
Type of Item: (REPORT) REPORT
Subjects:1. ARCHITECTURE 2. CASE STUDIES 3. FALLOUT SHELTERS 4. SCHOOLS 5. SHREVEPORT, LA 6. CIVIL DEFENSE
Series Data:Buildings with fallout protection. Design case study. No. 1
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Call Number:

29688

A leadership assessment of fire captains in the Honolulu Fire Department's 4th battalion/1st platoon

Author(s):Ugalde, Arthur E. ; Honolulu. Fire Department.
Description: 58 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. May 11, 1999
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 94638/ OCLC Record No.: 482801758
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. FIRE SERVICE MANAGEMENT 3. LEADERSHIP
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • Leadership! What is it? Why are some "leaders" more successful than others in accomplishing their objectives? What "leadership qualities" do these individuals have that contribute to their success? And, what can others do to improve their leadership skills? Organizations continually strive to find the answers to those often asked questions. The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) faced a similar dilemma. To date, no assessment has been conducted to determine the leadership skills of HFD Fire Captains. The purpose of this applied research project was to identify essential leadership qualities and, through a survey, assess the leadership qualities of each Fire Captain in the 4th Battalion/1st Platoon. The results were to be used to enhance their positive leadership qualities and to improve on their weaker leadership traits. This study used a descriptive and evaluative research methodology. The following research questions were addressed. 1. What do HFD fire fighters in the 4th Battalion/1st Platoon feel about the leadership qualities of their respective Fire Captains? 2. What do HFD Fire Captains in the 4th Battalion/1st Platoon feel about the quality of leadership they provide to their men? 3. What can HFD Fire Captains in the 4th Battalion/1st Platoon do to enhance their leadership abilities? 4. What can HFD do to assist their fire officers in enhancing their leadership skills? The procedures used for this research project were accomplished in three phases. Phase I consisted of identifying, through research, "essential leadership traits/skills." Four "essential leadership skills" were identified, they were: Human Relations Skills, Technical Skills, Administrative Skills and Decision-making Skills. A survey questionnaire was then developed to assess the four "essential leadership skills." The survey questionnaire used a rating scale of "(0)" for Not Observed, "1" for Strongly Disagree, "2" for Disagree, "3" for Agree, and "4" for Strongly Agree to record observations. The survey questions were also designed so that "ideal traits" were ratings of 3's and 4's. A pilot test of the survey questionnaire was then conducted before proceeding to phase II. In phase II, fire fighters of the 4th Battalion/1st Platoon used the survey questionnaire to assess their respective Fire Captains. Eight of the nine Fire Captains assigned to the 4th Battalion/1st Platoon volunteered to participate in the survey. Phase III involved compiling and evaluating the survey results then discussing the results with each Fire Captain. In order to get the Fire Captain's perspective of the survey, each Captain completed a Feed Back Questionnaire. The leadership assessment results appeared to be tremendously positive. It was reassuring to sense that fire fighters had trust and confidence in their Captain's leadership abilities. Generally, Fire Captains received overall ratings of "ideal range" for both Human Relations and Technical Skills categories. Those ratings indicated that the Fire Captains displayed the ability to understand people and being able to work with and through them. Captains were also perceived as being knowledgeable in their job and the work they supervised. The Administrative and Decision-making Skills were rated "below ideal range." Fire fighters rated the Administrative Skills category "below ideal range" because they perceived Captains needed to improve in the areas of planning, organizing, and controlling work place activities. The Decision-making Skills category was adversely affected because fire fighters indicated that they could not discern a consistent method or process in which Captains made their decisions. There were implications that fire fighters wanted more involvement in the decision-making process. Although the "Human Relations" category was rated in the "ideal range," particular attention must be paid to the sub-categories of "Motivator" and "Human Behavior," because both were rated "below ideal range." The "Motivator" category was affected by a low rating in "Enthusiasm and Teamwork." Fire fighters perceived their Captains needed to display more energetic and enthusiastic in developing and encouraging a work unit that works well together. "Human Behavior" also affected the overall rating of the "Human Relations" category. Fire fighters felt that their Captains needed to adopt and portray a friendlier, approachable demeanor and to be more empathetic towards their problems and concerns. The Feed Back Questionnaire provided responses from each Fire Captain's perspective. Even though none of the eight Captains surveyed had previously participated in a leadership assessment, majority of them agreed with the survey assessment of their personal leadership traits. One Captain even remarked that the survey "ratings were close to actuality." Other responses included statements like: "[survey] makes you aware of weaknesses that can be worked on" and "it [survey] provides an opportunity for self-analysis and areas for improvement." Most of the Captains were very positive with the survey results and were willing to undergo another similar assessment in a year. Another Captain also made an interesting remark when he stated, "all officers [in the HFD], from Fire Chief to the Fire Captain, should undergo a similar assessment." In addition to some startling information the Feed Back Questionnaire provided, the survey produced some "unexpected findings." The most significant finding was having the ratings of two Captains assigned to a multi-company station (housing an engine and ladder company), being comparatively lower than other officers in the battalion. This finding raises more questions than answers to probable causal factors. Explanations for this survey result would merely be speculations. Discovering the answer(s) requires additional research, further investigation and analysis. Even though the HFD has never conducted a leadership assessment of their Fire Captains, the survey results provided indicators that lead to the following recommendations. 1. The HFD should capitalize on the positive mood of the surveyed Captains, their acceptance of their depicted strengths and weaknesses, and their willingness to use the survey for improving themselves. 2. The HFD should seek assistance from personnel specialists in the City's Department of Human Resources in identifying "essential leadership skills" for fire officers. Identification of "essential leadership skills" can be used to "upgrade or customize" performance evaluation forms specifically for the HFD, as opposed to the generic form currently used for city-wide evaluations. Secondly, "essential leadership skills" identified can serve as a benchmark for all HFD officers to achieve and emulate. 3. The "essential leadership skills" should be included in the Department's Fire Officer Training Program as a means of indoctrinating "all officers" of the "essential" components of leadership. The HFD should also include company and chief officers in the Fire Officer Training Program. 4. The HFD should reinforce and maintain the "ideal Human Relations and Technical Skills" of their Captains. 5. The HFD should strive for improvement in "Administrative and Decision-making Skills." Improving company officer skills in utilizing the HFD Form 26A to prioritize work plans for the company would enable all company personnel to review a schedule of activities in advance to facilitate timely accomplishment of assignments. 6. The HFD should emphasize to all Captains the importance of timely and consistent decision-making. Captains should also include fire fighters in the decision-making process. And, 7. The HFD should investigate the implication that individual Captains' traits/skills may impact overall company and/or station operations at multi-company stations.
Notes:Honolulu, HI; Executive Leadership; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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The philosophy of Captain Shaw [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Randleman, William.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 31 (5) p. 33
Publication Data: May 1987
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549762155
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIRE SERVICE HISTORY 2. SHAW, EYRE MASSEY 3. LONDON, ENGLAND
Series Data:Size up
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Captain Kidd: first workers compensation insurer? [in "MINNESOTA FIRE CHIEF"]

Description: In "MINNESOTA FIRE CHIEF". v. 23 (3) p. 35
Publication Data: January-February 1987
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 610010141
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:WORKERS COMPENSATION
Availability:Available on Interlibrary Loan
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Can everyone be a lieutenant? [in "FIRE COMMAND"]

Author(s):Bierwiler, David G.
Description: In "FIRE COMMAND". v. 52 (5) p. 46-47
Publication Data: May 1985
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 610152519
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. LONGMONT, CO
Availability:Available on Interlibrary Loan
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Here comes der captain [in "FIREHOUSE"]

Author(s):Bruno, Hal.
Description: In "FIREHOUSE". v. 14 (10) p. 8
Publication Data: October 1989
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549729730
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. COMMUNICATION 2. FIRE OFFICERS 3. FIRE SERVICE
Series Data:Fire politics
Availability:Available on Interlibrary Loan
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Call Number:

TH 9157 .C583 1988

Fire captain oral exam study guide

Author(s):Couvillon, Arthur R.
Description: 225 p.
Publication Data:Hermosa Beach, CA : Information Guides. 1988
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 18893906/ ISBN: 0-938329-55-3/ LCCN: 88-080889/ Accession No.: 44347
Type of Item: (BOOK) BOOK
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. FIRE SERVICE TRAINING 3. MANUALS 4. ORAL COMMUNICATION 5. TESTS
Availability:Available on Interlibrary Loan
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Call Number:

TH 9118 .M391

By the book: a fire captain's story

Author(s):Marvin, Don E.
Description: 263 p.
Publication Data:New York, NY : Vantage. 1986
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 15280605/ Accession No.: 36127
Type of Item: (BOOK) BOOK
Subjects:FIREFIGHTING OPERATIONS
Availability:Available on Interlibrary Loan
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Call Number:

TH 9157 .K97

Questions & answers for lieutenant & captain - a textbook for candidates who are studying for examination for promotion to ranks of lieutenant and captain (4th ed.)

Author(s):Kuss, George J. and Shepperd, Frederick.
Description: 260 p. (4th ed.).
Publication Data:New York, NY : Case-Shepperd-Mann Publishing. 1939
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 03638430/ Accession No.: 67161
Type of Item: (BOOK) BOOK
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. PROMOTIONS 3. TESTS
Availability:Not available on Interlibrary Loan
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Call Number:

TH 9148 .C719

Captain Koala's bush pals colouring book

Author(s):Victoria. Country Fire Authority.
Description: 12 p.
Publication Data:Melbourne, Victoria, Australia : The Authority. n.d.
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 11519981/ Accession No.: 25753
Type of Item: (BOOK) BOOK
Subjects:FIRE SAFETY PROGRAMS
Availability:Available on Interlibrary Loan
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Call Number:

TH 9157 .M25 1983

Fire department lieutenant, captain, battalion chief

Author(s):Mahoney, Eugene F.
Description: 245 p.
Publication Data:New York, NY : Arco Publishing Company, Inc. 1983
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 19325038/ ISBN: 0-668-05611-8/ ISBN: 0-13-318361-0/ LCCN: 89-277/ Accession No.: 48022/ Accession No.: 89524
Type of Item: (BOOK) BOOK
Subjects:1. COMPANY OFFICERS 2. FIRE OFFICERS 3. PROMOTIONS
Series Data:ARCO civil service test tutor
Availability:Available on Interlibrary Loan
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  • c.2: CIRCULATION - BOOKS [Status: IN]
 
 
Call Number:

28035

Prerequisite training for promotion to fire lieutenant in the Tacoma Fire Department

Author(s):Lewis, Eileen F. ; City of Tacoma. Fire Department.
Description: 62 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. January 1998
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 90353/ OCLC Record No.: 482912715
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. PROMOTIONS 3. TRAINING
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The City of Tacoma hired an independent consulting firm, TriData, to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the Tacoma Fire Department in 1991. In response to this study, the initial action of the department was to form a training task force; the Training Advancement Team (TAT). As this team worked on the overall training plan for the department, a sub-team was to address the consideration and recommendations of a prerequisite to fire lieutenant. The purpose of this research was to make a recommendation to the prerequisite training needs of a firefighter desiring to promote to the position of fire lieutenant. An evaluative research method was used to answer the following questions: 1. What skills and training are needed to be a first line supervisor? 2. What skills or training are needed to be a safe and effective fire lieutenant in the Tacoma Fire Department at the time of promotion to the position? 3. What established standardized prerequisite programs are offered for the first line supervisor? The literature reviewed and results obtained support the need to initate a prerequisite program for fire lieutenant. The results also identified that the National Fire Protection's NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer best meets this need. The Tacoma Fire Department should continue the partnership with Bates Technical College in the plan to implement a program to fulfill the National Fire Protection Association 1021, which provides a transferable college credit curriculum within the Pierce County community. This recommendation supports the need to recognize that the employee is our most valued and underutilized resource in the fire service today.
Notes:Tacoma, WA; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
Availability:Available on Interlibrary Loan
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Call Number:

24980

Development of an operational procedure for the promotion to captain

Author(s):Roemer, Jeffrey R. ; Allouez. Public Safety Department.
Description: 20 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. 1994
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 79810/ OCLC Record No.: 502519629
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. PROMOTIONS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The Allouez Public Safety Department did not have an operational procedure for promotion to the rank of Captain. The purpose of this research was to develop and implement an operational procedure for the promotion to the rank of Captain. The study used an action research methodology and answered five questions: The research conducted indicated that the promotion issues in the labor contract and in State Statutes had to be complied with. The report further indicated several available options for promotional procedures that were being utilized and recommended by other fire and public safety departments, administrative manuals and private corporations. The Village Administrator also provided information on promotional procedures. This information was then drafted into an operation procedure and recommended to the Village Fire Commission and Administration for approval and implementation.
Notes:Green Bay, WI; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
Availability:Available on Interlibrary Loan
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