U.S. Fire Administration Library Citation(s)

 

Taking the plunge: factors to consider when pursuing a fire chief position [in "FIRE-RESCUE MAGAZINE"]

Author(s):Kelly, Patrick.
Description: In "FIRE-RESCUE MAGAZINE". v. 32 (10) p. 46-49
Publication Data: October 2014
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL

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www.firefighternation.com/article/management-and-leadership/factors-consider-when-pursuing-fire-chief-position (198.1 kb)
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. CAREER DEVELOPMENT 3. HIGHER EDUCATION 4. PROMOTIONS 5. DECISION MAKING 6. INTERVIEWING 7. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
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Call Number:

48575

Reorganization: the change from shift commander to battalion chief

Author(s):Gardner, Beau D. ; Port Orange. Department of Fire and Rescue.
Description: 47 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. June 2014
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 145552
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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www.usfa.fema.gov/pdf/efop/efo48575.pdf (181.4 kb)
Subjects:1. SHIFTS 2. FIRE OFFICERS 3. CHANGE 4. PROMOTIONS 5. FIRE CHIEFS 6. JOB DESCRIPTIONS 7. SUCCESSION PLANNING 8. EDUCATION 9. COLLEGES
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The problem was that major administrative staffing cuts within POFR had significantly altered the organizational structure of the Department. The purpose of this research was to describe the promotional process of POFR to determine how Lieutenants should best prepare for promotion to Battalion Chief. The research methodology that was used for this Applied Research Paper was descriptive, and sought to answer the following questions: First, what were the job duties, education requisites, functionality, and/or responsibilities for Shift Commander prior to restructuring the rank to Battalion Chief as a fire service management position? Second, what were the new job duties, educational requisites, functionality, and/or responsibilities for the position of Battalion Chief? Third, how did they contrast and/or compare with other organizations of similar size to the City of Port Orange? Fourth, given the reorganization of Port Orange Department of Fire and Rescue, how did the new job duties of Battalion Chief compare with the implementation of a succession plan for the newly structured rank of Battalion Chief? Finally, is education a great benefit to the managerial function as Battalion Chief? The procedures used to answer these questions were a literature review, a review of job descriptions of the city of Port Orange and other like sized departments in Florida, and reviewing personal communications with various fire administrations for Port Orange Department of Fire and Rescue. The conclusion was that a candidate for promotion to BC in in the city of Port Orange will now be required to be in possession of a bachelor's degree. Additionally, in order to promote education throughout the ranks of Port Orange Department of Fire and Rescue, education should be a prerequisite to getting hired, and for other promotable position.
Notes:Port Orange, FL; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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The American fire service leadership pandemic [in "FIRE ENGINEERING"]

Author(s):Kastros, Anthony.
Description: In "FIRE ENGINEERING". v. 167 (4) p. 129-130+
Publication Data: April 2014
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 879405960
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. COMPANY OFFICERS 2. OFFICER DEVELOPMENT 3. TRAINING PROGRAMS 4. LEADERSHIP 5. SUCCESSION PLANNING 6. ERRORS 7. CLOSE CALLS 8. SKILLS 9. PSYCHOLOGY 10. ROLES 11. ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE 12. STRATEGIC PLANNING 13. TRAINING 14. FIRE CHIEFS 15. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 16. POWER 17. DELEGATION 18. PROMOTIONS 19. MENTORING 20. TRAINING SIMULATION
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Closing the leadership gap [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Metcalf, William R.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 57 (11) p. 16
Publication Data: November 2013
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 865111899
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. LEADERSHIP 2. SUCCESSION PLANNING 3. PROMOTIONS 4. FIRE CHIEFS
Series Data:IAFC insights
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Call Number:

47457

Post promotional educational requirements for the Grayslake Fire Protection District

Author(s):Weidman, James ; Grayslake. Fire Protection District.
Description: 99 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. March 2013
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 142822/ OCLC Record No.: 857246855
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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www.usfa.fema.gov/pdf/efop/efo47457.pdf (13.8 mb)
Subjects:1. PROMOTIONS 2. FIRE SERVICE 3. CAREER DEVELOPMENT 4. EDUCATION 5. FIRE CHIEFS 6. STANDARDS 7. NFPA 1021
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • In discussions with chief officers at Grayslake Fire Protection District (GFPD) regarding the educational requirements for battalion chiefs, it was determined that the Grayslake Fire Protection District has minimal educational requirements to test for the position of battalion chief. The problem was the GFPD does not require newly promoted battalion chiefs to continue post promotional education, thus not giving them the tools to do their jobs effectively. The purpose of the study was to identify post promotional educational requirements for newly promoted officers. Descriptive methodology was used to guide the following research questions: (a) What are the educational requirements to test for battalion chief at the Grayslake Fire Protection District? (b) What are the educational requirements to be promoted to battalion chief at surrounding fire departments? (c) What are surrounding fire departments requiring battalion chiefs to take post promotion? (d) What classes or educational programs are available for new battalion chiefs to take? and (e) How do these classes benefit a new battalion chief? The procedures were a survey of surrounding fire departments of the Grayslake Fire Protection District and personal communication through e-mails. The results showed what fire departments are doing nationally and locally to educate and train a battalion chief. The results also show nationally accepted standards and the programs that support this education. The recommendations are to (a) change the job description of battalion chief to require post promotional educational requirements to the level Fire Officer II as outlined in NFPA 1021, (b) change the job description to require a battalion chief to obtain a Bachelors Degree within 5 years of promotion, (c) require a battalion chief to become certified in incident command and incident safety officer, and (d) develop an in-house training program to provide mentoring to battalion chiefs in the area of human resource management.
Notes:Grayslake, IL; Executive Development; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Call Number:

46524

Identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be a district chief for the Des Moines Fire Department after the reorganization

Author(s):Knutzen, David J. ; Des Moines. Fire Department.
Description: 101 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. March 2012
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 140063
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. REGIONAL DISTRICTS 3. SKILLS 4. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 5. EVALUATION 6. PROMOTIONS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The Des Moines Fire Department (DMFD), like most fire departments across the country, has a long history when it comes to their promotional process. The problem is that the DMFD has not evaluated the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) necessary to become a District Chief after several reductions in force and reorganizations. The purpose of this research is to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that are necessary for an individual to acquire prior to becoming a District Chief within the Des Moines Fire Department. By identifying these KSAs for the District Chief position, it provides one key avenue for an individual to demonstrate their promotability to the next level and the Fire Chief the guide to make a good selection. Descriptive research was employed to answer four research questions: (a) What are the District Chief's knowledge, skills and abilities identified by the industry models; (b) What are the District Chief's knowledge, skills and abilities identified by departments of similar size to Des Moines Fire Department; (c) What are the District Chief's knowledge, skills and abilities that exempt members of the Des Moines Fire Department identify as important; and (d) What are the District Chief's knowledge, skills and abilities that non-exempt members of the Des Moines Fire Department identify as important? A review of literature, DMFD's and other departments District Chief job descriptions, industry models and the administration of a questionnaire sent to all members of DMFD and other fire departments was utilized to identify important KSAs for the position of District Chief. The results identified the KSAs for DMFD's District Chief position that can be incorporated into a promotional process that will assist the Fire Chief in determining the best individual for the position.
Notes:Des Moines, IA; Executive Leadership; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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College degrees increasingly help firefighters get ahead [in "INSIDE HIGHER ED"]

Author(s):Fain, Paul.
Description: In "INSIDE HIGHER ED".
Publication Data: October 27, 2011
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 796093988
Type of Item: (INTERNET RESOURCE) INTERNET RESOURCE

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www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/10/27/college-degrees-increasingly-help-firefighters-get-ahead (99.3 kb)
Subjects:1. HIGHER EDUCATION 2. COLLEGES 3. FIRE SERVICE 4. FIRE CHIEFS 5. PROMOTIONS
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Preparation for promotion [in "FIREHOUSE"]

Author(s):Rubin, Dennis L.
Description: In "FIREHOUSE". v. 36 (10) p. 76-78
Publication Data: October 2011
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 758917807
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. PROMOTIONS 2. FIRE CHIEFS 3. SOCIAL INTERACTION 4. COMMUNITY RELATIONS 5. ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 6. NETWORKING 7. CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Series Data:Chief concerns; The dozen that make a difference; Fire chief finishing school. Part 3
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Call Number:

41330

Axes to bugles: development of a promotional policy for the position of battalion chief

Author(s):Loftus, Jason R. ; Accomack County. Department of Public Safety.
Description: 50 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. December 2007
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 127590/ OCLC Record No.: 475154516
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER

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www.usfa.dhs.gov/pdf/efop/efo41330.pdf (92.8 kb)
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. FIRE OFFICERS 3. PROMOTIONS 4. PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENTS 5. POLICIES
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • The problem is that without a formal promotional process for the position of Battalion Chief in place, the Department of Public Safety opening its self to potential liability, in the form of legal action, grievances and decreased morale. The purpose of the research is to examine existing promotional practices within the fire service and identify components of those practices useful in the development of a plan for Accomack County. Action research was used to answer research questions designed to find legal limitations, current fire service promotional practices, and the compilation of data to create a plan for ACDPS. Data was collected through personal interviews and questionnaires as well as literary review. Results indicated several common evaluative assessment tools being used.
Notes:Tasley, VA; Executive Leadership; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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Chief O'Hagan of New York named fire commissioner [in "FIRE ENGINEERING"]

Author(s):Casey, James F.
Description: In "FIRE ENGINEERING". v. 126 (12) p. 54
Publication Data: December 1973
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549993472
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. PROMOTIONS 2. FIRE CHIEFS 3. NEW YORK, NY 4. O'HAGAN, RICHARD T.
Notes:John T. O'Hagan
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Are our rank and file cut out for the rise to the top? [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Coleman, Ronny J.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 45 (1) p. 24+
Publication Data: January 2001
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549664531
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. CAREER DEVELOPMENT 2. FIRE CHIEFS 3. FIREFIGHTERS 4. PROMOTIONS 5. QUALIFICATIONS 6. RECRUITMENT
Series Data:Chief's clipboard
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The challenge of the white helmet [in "FIREHOUSE"]

Author(s):Galvin, Joseph E.
Description: In "FIREHOUSE". v. 6 (9) p. 12
Publication Data: September 1981
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549826007
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. PROMOTIONS
Series Data:Command post
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The new fire chief: promote from within versus hiring from outside [in "FIRE COMMAND"]

Author(s):Naum, Christopher J. and Peterson, Bill.
Description: In "FIRE COMMAND". v. 51 (3) p. 47
Publication Data: March 1984
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 610158564
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. EMPLOYMENT CRITERIA 2. FIRE CHIEFS 3. PROMOTIONS
Series Data:Two views
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Call Number:

15652

Redesigning the command officer promotional process

Author(s):Halas, Julius E. ; City of Sarasota. Department of Fire-Rescue.
Description: 38 p.
Publication Data:Emmitsburg, MD : National Fire Academy. January 1990
Identifier/s:Accession No.: 53290/ OCLC Record No.: 502526934
Type of Item: (EFO PAPER) EFO PAPER
Subjects:1. ASSESSMENT CENTERS 2. EVALUATION 3. FIRE CHIEFS 4. FIRE OFFICERS 5. OVERHAUL 6. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION 7. PROMOTIONS
Series Data:Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project
Summary/abstract:
  • Over the years, a growing concern had emerged among Department of Fire-Rescue personnel relative to the process utilized to rank candidates for promotion to company and command level officer positions. In essence, a somewhat subjective examination process was not measuring the type of knowledge and skills most important to the positions candidates were seeking. The task at hand then, was to conduct research and examine alternatives which could address the recognized deficiencies in the Department's promotional process. Likewise, chief officers were consulted for input, which facilitated a committee forum and provided involvement and problem solving among those involved. Clearly, both research and committee input resulted in receiving the message that revisions were needed within the officer promotional process. The first goal was to convince the Civil Service Board, the Department of Human Resources, and the City Manager that the written examination for all ranks involved should be compiled locally. The goal of this approach would be to measure for our Department's job-related skills, knowledge, and abilities instead of continuing to purchase National Fire Service promotional exams. The second goal was to completely overhaul and revise the Executive Review Board, which had slowly become a form of an assessment center conducted by certain chief officers of the Department. The task here was to remove the subjective aspects of the assessment, provide for objectivity over a wide range of requisite skills for each rank, and provide feedback to each candidate to further enhance career development. This final phase of the process was conducted immediately following the revised assessment center and served to provide important feedback not only to the candidates, but also to the entire Board. Finally, the Board encouraged candidates to share their impressions of each part of the process and how it could be improved.
Notes:Strategic Analysis of Fire Department Operations; Sarasota, FL; Abstracts for EFO papers are written by the author
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New kid on the block [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Coleman, Ronny J.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 32 (6) p. 18+
Publication Data: June 1988
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549777431
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. FIRE CHIEFS 2. PROMOTIONS
Series Data:Chief's clipboard
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Secret handshakes and other acts of faith [in "FIRE CHIEF"]

Author(s):Coleman, Ronny J.
Description: In "FIRE CHIEF". v. 30 (3) p. 54-55
Publication Data: March 1986
Identifier/s:OCLC Record No.: 549751739
Type of Item: (JOURNAL) JOURNAL
Subjects:1. PROMOTIONS 2. FIRE CHIEFS
Series Data:Chief's clipboard
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