U.S. Fire Administration Library Citation(s)

 

The people's chief: what does it really mean to serve? [in "FIRE-RESCUE MAGAZINE"]

Author(s):Sendelbach, Timothy E.
Description: In "FIRE-RESCUE MAGAZINE". v. 31 (10) p. 10
Publication Data: October 2013
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 871561035
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL

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Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. FIRE OFFICERS 3. PROFESSIONALISM 4. CUSTOMER RELATIONS
Series Data:From the editor
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Leaders of "followers": fire chiefs of the future must understand how to harness the power of social media [in "FIRE-RESCUE MAGAZINE"]

Author(s):Comstock, David C.
Description: In "FIRE-RESCUE MAGAZINE". v. 31 (6) p. 38-40
Publication Data: June 2013
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 851731042
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL

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Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. SOCIAL MEDIA 3. PLANNING 4. COMMUNITY RELATIONS 5. ETHICS 6. TRENDS
Series Data:Emerging leaders
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Building a healthy culture: beware of slipping standards and the "normalization of deviance" [in "CANADIAN FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Karpluk, Les.
Description: In "CANADIAN FIRE CHIEF". p. 24-29
Publication Data: Fall 2012
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 823350502
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIREFIGHTER SAFETY 2. STANDARDS 3. ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE 4. FIRE CHIEFS 5. LEADERSHIP 6. ATTITUDES 7. PROFESSIONALISM
Series Data:Leadership
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Leadership for fire officers. Disc 3 [in "WORKING FIRE"]

Description: In "WORKING FIRE". v. 10 (2) 1 digital video disk, 1:09:37 minutes
Publication Data: 2010
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 779603118
Type of Item: (VIDEO JOURNAL)
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. FIRE OFFICERS 3. JOB DESCRIPTIONS 4. DISMISSAL 5. AUTHORITIES HAVING JURISDICTION 6. POWER 7. PUBLIC RELATIONS 8. INSURANCE 9. ENFORCEMENT 10. PROBLEM SOLVING 11. ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE 12. PROFESSIONALISM 13. HUMAN BEHAVIOR 14. CHANGE
Series Data:Hands-on
Notes:Presenter/Instructor Chief Jeff Johnson (Retired), Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Tigard, OR
Table of Contents :Lesson 10 (Power): Approx. length 13:40 minutes Lesson 11 (Bugle rules - responsibilities): Approx. length 22:01 minutes Lesson 12 (Intentional culture/chief's bullseye): Approx. length 9:39 minutes Lesson 13 (Culture: believing, belonging and behaving; stupid): Approx. length 18:24 minutes Lesson 14 (What we do matters/Mt. Hood): Approx. length 5:53 minutes
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A lion in chief's clothing [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Roberts, Mary Rose.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 55 (9) p. 16+
Publication Data: September 2011
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 756060402
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. AWARDS 3. WOMEN FIREFIGHTERS 4. PROFESSIONALISM 5. SEX DISCRIMINATION 6. LITIGATION 7. LABOR MANAGEMENT RELATIONS 8. JOB STRESS 9. NETWORKING
Series Data:Fire chief of the year awards: career
Notes:Debra Amesqua
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Your leadership abilities & your effect on others: a fire chief's political influence has never been more important [in "FIREHOUSE"]

Author(s):Compton, Dennis R.
Description: In "FIREHOUSE". v. 36 (6) p. 22+
Publication Data: June 2011
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 731784597
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. LEADERSHIP 2. FIRE CHIEFS 3. POLITICS 4. DECISION MAKING 5. ETHICS 6. PLANNING 7. MOTIVATION 8. CAREER DEVELOPMENT 9. ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
Series Data:Fire politics
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From technician to professional: how today's fire chiefs can compete with their bureaucratic counterparts & advance their profession [in "FIRE-RESCUE MAGAZINE"]

Author(s):Kerwood, Scott D.
Description: In "FIRE-RESCUE MAGAZINE". v. 29 (4) p. 70-71+
Publication Data: April 2011
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 720918699
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. PROFESSIONALISM 3. HIGHER EDUCATION 4. ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE 5. FIREFIGHTER SAFETY
Series Data:Safety
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The fire chief goes to court [in "MINNESOTA FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):DeMars, Denise.
Description: In "MINNESOTA FIRE CHIEF". v. 47 (3) p. 36
Publication Data: January/February 2011
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 698949394
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. LITIGATION 3. PROFESSIONALISM
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Ethical leadership and administrative discretion: the fire chief's hiring dilemma [in "PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT"]

Author(s):Haraway, William M. and Kunselman, Julie C.
Description: In "PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT". v. 35 (1) p. 1-14
Publication Data: Spring 2006
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 669250414
Type of Item: (PROCEEDING) PROCEEDING
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. ETHICS 3. LOCAL GOVERNMENT 4. DECISION MAKING 5. EMPLOYMENT CRITERIA 6. POLITICS 7. VALUES 8. ACCOUNTABILITY 9. LEADERSHIP 10. ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
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The right direction: the moral compass may waver, but it always will point in one direction, no matter how you spin it [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Wilmoth, Janet.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 54 (3) p. 6
Publication Data: March 2010
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 664746086
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. PROFESSIONALISM 2. VALUES 3. ETHICS 4. ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE 5. FIRE CHIEFS
Series Data:Editorial
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A chief officer's map to excellence [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Aurhammer, Thomas, Burton, T. Michael, Mason, Richard A., and Sobotka, Debbie.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 53 (9 (Fire/Emergency services: roadmap to excellence)) p. 16-18
Publication Data: September 2009
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 550049099
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. MODELS 2. CAREER DEVELOPMENT 3. FIRE CHIEFS 4. PROFESSIONALISM
Notes:Supplement bound after the September 2009 issue of Fire Chief. Independent pagination.; Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE); Sidebar: "Credentialing for volunteer chief officers", p. 18
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Call Number:

TH 9158 .M337 2009

Fire chief's guide to administration and management

Author(s):Marinucci, Richard A.
Description: 187 p.
Publication Data:Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson Prentice Hall. 2009
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 262718721/ ISBN: 978-0-13-613110-6/ ISBN: 0-13-613110-7/ LCCN: 2008043473/ Accession No.: 130990
Type of Item: (BOOK) BOOK
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. FIRE SERVICE MANAGEMENT 3. LEADERSHIP 4. ETHICS 5. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 6. PURCHASING 7. PUBLIC RELATIONS 8. LABOR MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
Table of Contents :1. Introduction / 2. Politics / 3. Human resource management / 4. Labor relations / 5. Change management / 6. Emergency response / 7. Routine issues / 8. Marketing, media relations, and customer service / 9. Finance, budgeting, and purchasing / 10. Ethics / 11. Technology / 12. Self-development
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Chiefs' cars: professional or perk? [in "FIRE ENGINEERING"]

Author(s):Dallessandro, Michael P.
Description: In "FIRE ENGINEERING". v. 161 (11) p. 14+
Publication Data: November 2008
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 550032863
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. VEHICLES 2. FIRE CHIEFS 3. POLICIES 4. PROFESSIONALISM 5. PURCHASING
Series Data:Volunteers corner
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Ethics exam: from hiring to purchasing to politics, fire chiefs face ethical decisions every day. They just might not recognize them [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Rielage, Robert R.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 52 (1) p. 38+
Publication Data: January 2008
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 550013850
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. ETHICS
Notes:Sidebar: "A chief's code", p. 41
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Strategic challenge for chief officers [in "FIRE"]

Author(s):Lynch, Andrew.
Description: In "FIRE". v. 97 (1188) p. 18-19
Publication Data: June 2004
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 610106981
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIRE OFFICERS 2. GREAT BRITAIN 3. PROFESSIONALISM 4. FIRE CHIEFS
Series Data:CFOA AGM
Notes:Chief Fire Officers' Association (CFOA)
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Call Number:

37002

Passing the torch - succession planning in a professional fire service organization

Author(s):Rooney, Lawrence R. ; Peoria. Fire Department.
Description: 58 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. April 2004
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 115145/ OCLC Record No.: 476464926
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. SUCCESSION PLANNING 2. PEORIA, AZ 3. FIRE CHIEFS 4. PROFESSIONALISM
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • This research project investigated the problem of not having a succession plan in place for a professional fire service organization,the role it played in developing fire service professionals in preparing them for promotional opportunities to the top spot of fire chief, and it also explored the concept of how succession planning raises the level of professionalism within the fire service. The purpose of this research project was to specifically study the City of Peoria, Arizona fire department and the surrounding Phoenix regional communities and explore how they valued succession planning within their professional fire departments. A descriptive/action research method was employed to explain the findings of the Peoria Fire Department and the Phoenix Arizona regional area fire agencies to make recommendations to the Peoria Fire Chief to help in the development of a succession plan. It also served to make recommendations to the Phoenix Life Safety Council on the issue of succession planning regionally, and to provide aspiring successors with updated information so that they would be better prepared for required promotional qualifications. An extensive review of literature received from the National Fire Academy's Learning Resource Center was conducted. In addition, an interview conducted with Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini was done to gain perspective and insight to his position and to discuss the challenges that face fire chiefs of today. The four following research questions were developed and evaluated for this project: 1. Would a professional fire service organization benefit from having a succession plan? 2. Does having af formal succession plan raise the level of professionalism in the fire service ? 3. Would the Peoria fire department benefit by having a succession plan? 4. Would an aspiring fire chief candidate benefit from their department having a succession plan? Procedures included contacting twenty professional fire chiefs that make up the Phoenix Regional Life Safety Council. A survey questionnaire was designed, sent, and completed by fire chiefs of professional fire service organizations that participated in the survey. Results of the research were compiled and indicated that succession planning was valued by the Peoria fire chief as well as the Phoenix regional Life Safety Council and would raise the level of professionalism in the fire service by raising its standards for preparing fire chiefs successors for the next level. It also indicated that aspiring fire chief candidates would benefit from having a professional succession plan in place to use as a road map. The recommended action include that the Peoria fire department develop a succession plan and then put it to practice, also suggested were that the Phoenix Regional Life Safety Council take an approach to succession planning that would include opportunities for Chief officers to experience the skills necessary to be a successful fire chief.
Notes:Peoria, AZ; Executive Leadership; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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On ethics and elephants [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Wilmoth, Janet.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 47 (7) p. 4
Publication Data: July 2003
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549702222
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. ETHICS 2. FIRE CHIEFS 3. MEETINGS
Series Data:Editorial
Notes:IAFC Metro Chiefs Section annual meeting
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Call Number:

JA 79 .D795 2002

The ethical and moral development difference of municipal department heads based on the Defining Issues Test

Author(s):Drumm, H. Michael.
Description: 156 p.
Publication Data:Fort Lauderdale, FL : Nova Southeastern University. 2002
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 52560663/ Misc. No.: 3069473/ Accession No.: 110471
Type of Item: (DISSERTATION/THESIS) DISSERTATION/THESIS
Subjects:1. ETHICS 2. FIRE CHIEFS 3. LEADERSHIP 4. MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT 5. PUBLIC SECTOR
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And the Oscar goes to [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Coleman, Ronny J.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 47 (2) p. 28+
Publication Data: February 2003
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549697604
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. FIRE OFFICERS 3. PROFESSIONALISM
Series Data:Chief's clipboard
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Do right when facing rites of passage [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Coleman, Ronny J.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 46 (11) p. 26+
Publication Data: November 2002
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549692627
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. ACCOUNTABILITY 2. ETHICS 3. FIRE CHIEFS 4. PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS
Series Data:Chief's clipboard
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From barber to surgeon, in only a few hundred years [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Coleman, Ronny J.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 46 (1) p. 36+
Publication Data: January 2002
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549678639
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. CERTIFICATION 2. FIRE CHIEFS 3. FIRE SERVICE 4. PROFESSIONALISM
Series Data:Chief's clipboard
Notes:IAFC Chief Fire Officer Designation Program
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To be a CFO or not to be a CFO [in "MINNESOTA FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Gasaway, Richard B.
Description: In "MINNESOTA FIRE CHIEF". v. 38 (2) p. 8
Publication Data: November-December 2001
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 610007861
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. CERTIFICATION 2. FIRE CHIEFS 3. PROFESSIONALISM
Notes:Chief Fire Officer Designate (CFO)
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How do you handle your job's dark side? [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Wilmoth, Janet.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 45 (7) p. 6
Publication Data: July 2001
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549674438
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. ETHICS 2. FIRE CHIEFS 3. FIRE SERVICE MANAGEMENT 4. POLITICS
Series Data:Editorial
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Fire service flowers show signs of stunted growth [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Coleman, Ronny J.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 44 (11) p. 34+
Publication Data: November 2000
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549664511
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. CAREER DEVELOPMENT 2. EMPLOYMENT CRITERIA 3. FIRE CHIEFS 4. PROFESSIONALISM 5. QUALIFICATIONS
Series Data:Chief's clipboard
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Call Number:

31161

Is there a relationship between the fire chief's professional image with the city manager and the acceptance of a fire department's strategic plan or annual budget requests?

Author(s):Christiansen, James L. ; Fresno City. Fire Department.
Description: 43 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. March 2000
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 98399/ OCLC Record No.: 477404419
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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Subjects:1. BUDGETING 2. CITY MANAGERS 3. FIRE CHIEFS 4. FRESNO, CA 5. PROFESSIONALISM
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • In today's fire service, there seems to be those departments that progress and those that remain status quo or even stagnate. Many fire service professionals, while at seminar and trade shows, the National Fire Academy, reading trade publications, or involved with other fire service related functions, spend considerable periods of time comparing and contrasting their respective fire departments. Through these discussions and findings, these same professionals soon learn that not all fire departments are considered equally with respect to available resources and support for their strategic plans. There does appear to be some disparity in this country among different fire departments with regard to available financial resources. The implications for this disparity include inferior quality of service, low employee morale, and low productivity. Both the organization and the public must endure the consequences from same. The question becomes, then, why do some departments seem to do better than others in their quest to gain a larger share of the scarce financial resources when attempting to improve services? What factors are considered? What strategies are used? How important of a role does the fire chief play? Is there a nexus between the city manager and the fire chief's professional image when additional resources are requested, or are these decisions based solely on their merit? The purpose of this research was to determine what role, if any, the fire chief had in successfully influencing a city manager with regard to acceptance of a strategic plan or receiving a greater share of the limited available financial resources. A particular emphasis was placed on the fire chief's professional image. The research undertaken for this project centered around the attributes of leadership and professional image and included various conclusions and opinions from experts and professionals. Additionally, the results from the completion of a survey instrument from city managers was also considered for arriving at a final conclusion. Historical and Action research methodology were used to answer the following questions: 1. Does leadership and the professional image of a chief executive officer play an important role in the success of an organization? 2. What are some of the key attributes of the successful leader? 3. Does the professional image of a fire chief have any significant effect on the success of the acceptance of a strategic plan from city managers? 4. What professional attributes are city managers desiring in fire chiefs today? Based upon the literature reviewed, there was sufficient supporting literature available to indicate that the professional image of a chief executive officer played an important role in the success of an organization. The professional image, which includes the many aspects of leadership, could not be understated. The survey results also indicated that if fire chiefs continued to further develop themselves in the areas of leadership and management, a greater consideration would definitely be given to the acceptance of strategic plans and annual budget requests. Based on the foregoing, the following was recommended as a product of this research: 1. That fire chiefs, as a group of professionals, continue with widespread professional development with a particular emphasis on leadership, management, financial management, communication skills, public presentations, strategic thinking and planning, technical skills, valuing diversity, ability to see the entire organization of the city and not just the fire department, being a team player, and increased labor relations abilities in order to better position themselves for greater consideration in the acceptance of their strategic plans and annual budget requests. 2. That fire chiefs continue to plan, develop, and implement strategic plans regardless of the economic conditions at the local and national levels.
Notes:Fresno, CA; Executive Planning; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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New program puts premium on professionalism [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 43 (11) p. 16
Publication Data: November 1999
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549648172
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. LEADERSHIP 3. PROFESSIONALISM 4. QUALIFICATIONS
Series Data:IAFC insights
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Call Number:

24911

Professionalism versus political clout in the selection of fire chiefs

Author(s):Mras, Paul ; Bryan. Fire Department.
Description: 28 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. September 1994
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 79628/ OCLC Record No.: 502537439
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. PROFESSIONALISM 3. QUALIFICATIONS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • A college education is, in many professions, a prerequisite for an executive position, yet historically, seniority has held the important place in the selection process of fire chiefs. If city managers hire fire chiefs based on seniority, the fire service will be at odds with one of its' own traditions as it struggles for professionalism. The purpose of this study was to determine the current level of the professionalism of the fire service through the eyes of the city managers. Questionnaires were sent to 391 city managers throughout the United States, with 265 (67%) returned. The questionnaire was divided into three sections. The first portion found that leadership, "people" management skills, and the ability to communicate clearly were the three fire chief qualifications most in demand by city managers. The section found that the majority of city managers believe that the fire service has become more professional in the past ten years and that the roles of a fire chief have evolved from the traditional image of a "senior firefighter." While the respondents were divided on the perception of the fire services' local political clout, the majority stated that local politics do not influence the selection process of fire chiefs and that they could select the best applicant without fearing repercussions from the city council. The third section found that city managers were only slightly more apt to look outside the organization for the next chief when departmental morale was low. In expanding on earlier research, the data also found that fire chiefs in larger departments were more likely to have a Bachelor's degree than their counterparts in smaller departments and that the majority of today's fire chiefs have at least an Associate's degree. It is recommended that fire chief applicants develop the intangible qualities of leadership, communications and "people" management skills to be successful in today's fire service. A college education may get an interview, but these are the skills that will secure the position.
Notes:Bryan, TX; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Call Number:

15430

Can the fire service learn ethics?

Author(s):Montes de Oca, F. Rojas ; Orange County. Fire and Rescue Services Division.
Description: 20 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. January 1990
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 51794/ OCLC Record No.: 502526138
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER
Subjects:1. ETHICS 2. FIRE CHIEFS 3. FIRE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL 4. FIRE OFFICERS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • It is difficult to obtain accurate, non-subjective data to adequately develop and deliver for consideration a report outlining the fire service opinion of such an abstract concept as ethics. Attitudes, environment, childhood and adolescent development, experience - formal and informal training all play an important part in the development of this basic concept in oneself. Based on his research the author recommends that: 1. A formalized ethics training program should be presented to all fire service personnel, regardless of position, rank or function. 2. Prior to presentation, the presenter become familiar with the organization being presented the lesson(s). 3. A follow-up ethics training program be implemented to reinforce the basic concepts for all attendees.
Notes:Fire Executive Development; Orlando, FL; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Call Number:

15356

The ethical chief fire executive

Author(s):Buice, M. H. ; Gwinnett County. Fire Services.
Description: 27 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. February 1990
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 51340/ OCLC Record No.: 502525952
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER
Subjects:1. ETHICS 2. FIRE CHIEFS 3. FIRE OFFICERS 4. LEADERSHIP 5. MANAGEMENT
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The purpose of this paper was to review current information concerning the subject of business ethics and to relate that information to the Chief Fire Executive's environment. There seemed to be very little written about the importance of being an ethical Fire Chief. Many times in the fire service an important business issue will not gain much appreciation until it is related to the fire environment. This paper attempts to introduce the fire executive to the importance of being an ethical Fire Chief. This paper was not the usual research paper, but one I felt very strongly needed to be written. The research assisted me personally by substantiating some of my own convictions and giving me additional justification for my style of management. I also came to this opinion, a great deal of the ethical principles discussed can be summarized or put under the heading of the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!"
Notes:Fire Executive Development; Gwinnett County, GA; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Should you save your job, or save face? [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Coleman, Ronny J.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 37 (10) p. 30-31
Publication Data: October 1993
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549761877
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. ETHICS 2. FIRE CHIEFS 3. VALUES
Series Data:Chief's clipboard
Availability:Available on Interlibrary Loan
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  • c.1: JOURNAL ROOM - ROOM 201 [Status: IN]
 
 

When in doubt, don't! [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Coleman, Ronny J.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 30 (12) p. 50-52
Publication Data: December 1986
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549761807
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. ETHICS 3. FIRE SERVICE MANAGEMENT
Series Data:Chief's clipboard
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  • c.1: JOURNAL ROOM - ROOM 201 [Status: IN]
 
 

When you have to say, "I'm outta here!" [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Coleman, Ronny J.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 39 (1) p. 43-45
Publication Data: January 1995
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549730008
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. DISMISSAL 2. ETHICS 3. FIRE CHIEFS 4. JOB STRESS 5. VALUES
Series Data:Chief's clipboard
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VIDEO TH 9124 .M235 pt.9

Making a difference - the fire officer's role - Module 8 - Professionalism: a roadmap to achievement

Author(s):Coleman, Ronny J.
Description: 1 videocassette, 60 min.
Publication Data:Fort Collins, CO : Emergency Resource, Inc. 1988
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 48507/ OCLC Record No.: 667601492
Type of Item: (VIDEO) VIDEO
Subjects:1. EDUCATION 2. FIRE CHIEFS 3. FIRE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL 4. FIRE OFFICERS 5. MANAGEMENT 6. MANUALS 7. PROFESSIONALISM
Series Data:Making a difference - the fire officer's role - Module 8
Notes:Book is actually a student manual that is accompanied by nine videocassettes.; Introduction module.; Module 1: Getting along and getting through: interpersonal dynamics.; Module 2: Lead, follow or get out of the way!; Module 3: A symbol is a promise: organizational dynamics.; Module 4: Problem solving and conflict resolution: the bottom line.; Module 5: Building your team.; Module 6: Developing your game plan: getting the job done.; Module 7: Coaching for top performance: evaluations.; Module 8: Professionalism: a roadmap to achievement.; Module titles from video labels. Book chapters and video cases are in Roman numerals.
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  • c.1: MEDIA HALL - ROOM 216 [Status: IN]