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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'Œëí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'Œëís Toolbox will provide readers with:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

296 Pages/Hardcover/6x9/2007
ISBN10 1-59370-104-7

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Weight 1.1 lbs