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Fire Engineering: The Fire Chief's Toolbox

Fire Engineering Books: The Fire Chief's Toolbox

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By Ron Graner, Chief (Ret.)

This is not another book about how to put the wet stuff on the red stuff.

The Fire Chief'’s Toolbox presents a clear view of the personal and professional issues affecting a new fire chief and offers tools to address the issues successfully. The Fire Chief'’s Toolbox will provide readers with:

  • • Realistic insight into the knowledge, skills and abilities that every fire chief must have to succeed
  • • Guidelines for long-term career preparation
  • • An understanding of the job search and selection process
  • • A fundamental plan for assuming command
  • • An understanding of the importance of the chief’s role as a politician, educator, salesperson and marketer to assure career success
  • • Guidance for spouses and families of those who seek to become The Chief
  • • A reminder that the primary job of every fire chief is the safety of his or her personnel

As a future or current chief of any fire department, you will:

  • • Benefit from the practical, straightforward and common sense advice
  • • Discover the thought processes needed to meet the challenges that face every chief
  • • Gain insight that will help your family cope with the stresses your job as fire chief will bring to their lives

Table of Contents:

  • • Preface
  • • Acknowledgments
  • • Credentials, philosophy and assumptions
  • • Career preparation
  • • Fire chief position available
  • • The job search
  • • Researching position openings
  • • Application and selection
  • • The job offer
  • • Assuming command
  • • The policy makers
  • • Human resources and labor relations/unions
  • • Politics
  • • Standards of response coverage
  • • Outsourcing
  • • Why can’'t we run government like a business?
  • • Budgets and service delivery
  • • Purchasing
  • • Ethics
  • • View from the fire chief'’s office
  • • General management tools
  • • Tools for improvement
  • • Beyond suppression
  • • Fire chief, lessons learned climbing the ladder review
  • • Tools for your family and your personal values
  • • The golden rule
  • • Conclusion
  • • Exercises, check lists and reminders
  • • References
  • • Index

296 Pages/Hardcover/6x9/2007


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