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Fire Service Personnel Management, 3/e

 

Steven T. Edwards

 

Unique in focus and content, Fire Service Personnel Management is written with basic public personnel management concepts and incorporates fire service applications and examples throughout, while serving as both a successful text in the classroom and as a top-notch resource for promotional officer candidates preparing for exams. Reflecting the author's extensive experience as a fire chief of a large fire department and a state fire training director, it features insights, discussions, and real-world examples that fire service personnel will recognize and relate to instantly. Updated topics include: fire service personnel development, professional qualifications, recruitment, and diversity issues. A must-have for any practicing or prospective fire service personnel manager!

 

In the third edition you will find:

  • New section on fire service personnel development along with professional qualifications at the end of each chapter
  • Expanded section on managing diversity in the fire service
  • Information on distance education and other training techniques
  • More information on how to handle workforce issues, training and development, and performance appraisals
  • Fire department health and safety covered in detail
  • Case studies at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and discussion
  • End of chapter web resources for further enrichment
  • A new Companion Website www.pearsonhighered.com/edwards containing additional exercises and tools

 

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Fire Service Personnel Management is written with basic public personnel management concepts and incorporates fire service applications and examples throughout, while serving as both a successful text in the classroom and as an excellent resource for promotional officer candidates. Updated topics include: fire service personnel development, professional qualifications, recruitment, and diversity issues. The book is a top-notch resource for promotional officer candidates and current managers in the fire service.

About the Author

Steven T. Edwards is the director of the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute of the University of Maryland. The Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute is the state's comprehensive training agency for emergency services, training more than 34,000 students each year. He is a former fire chief of the Prince George's County Fire Department in Maryland, where he served for 25 years in a variety of positions from high school cadet to fire chief. Edwards also serves as chair of the board of directors of the Safety Equipment Institute, chair of the Congressional Fire Service Institute National Advisory Committee, as well as numerous local- and state-level appointments. In 1997, he was elected as the president of the North American Fire Training Directors.

Edwards is a graduate of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) with a bachelor's degree in fire service management and a master's degree in general administration. Both degrees were achieved with summa cum laude honors. He has attended the Harvard University John F Kennedy School of Government "Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government" and the National Fire Academy, and has presented at national conferences and seminars. Edwards is currently a member of the adjunct faculty at UMUC, teaching its course in fire service personnel management.

During his career of more than 35 years in fire service, Edwards received numerous awards and honors, including the Prince George's County Fire Department "Gold Star of Valor" in 1979 for the rescue of two firefighters at a major fire and explosion. During his tenure as fire chief, the department received the IAFC Award for Excellence as well as twenty-eight National Association of Counties Awards for Excellence. While continuing his fire service career at the University of Maryland, the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute was selected as the Congressional Fire Service Institute National Fire Service Organization of the Year for 1999. In addition, Edwards received the University of Maryland President's Distinguished Service Award in 2003 for exceptional performance, leadership, and service.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Personnel Management

Introduction

Elements of Personnel Management

Personnel Management: Today and Tomorrow

Team-Based Organizations

Values and Personnel Management

Ethics

Relationship with Personnel Office

Chapter 2: Workforce Issues of the Twenty-First Century

Introduction

Demographics

Fire Service Demographics

Managing Diversity

Fire Service Workforce Issues

Fire Service Organizational Benefits of Diversity

Fire Service Positive Work Environment

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Chapter 3: Legal Issues

Introduction

The Law and Personnel Management

Federal Statutes

Executive Orders

State and Local Laws

Common Law

Sexual Harassment

Preventing Sexual Harassment

Fire Service Equal Employment and the Law

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Relationship with Legal Counsel

Court System

Chapter 4: Job Analysis and Design

Introduction

Job Analysis

Job Analysis Methods

Job Analysis Information Sources

Job Description

Job Classification

Job Enrichment

Relationship with Personnel Office

Chapter 5: Fire Service Recruitment

Introduction

Recruitment

Recruitment Process

Recruiting to Improve Diversity

Volunteer Fire Department Recruitment/Retention

Executive Recruitment

Chapter 6: Selection for Employment and Promotion

Introduction

Selection Standards

Selection Methods

Assessment Centers

Promotional Process

Chapter 7: Training and Development

Introduction

Training Assessment

Adult Learning Principles

Taxonomy of Educational Objectives

Curriculum Development

Test Item Construction

Distance Education

The Instructor

Fire Training Academies

Certification Systems

Career Development

Training Safety

Chapter 8: Performance Appraisal

Introduction

The Need for Performance Appraisal Systems

Performance Assessment Techniques

Appraisal Errors

Elements of a Performance Appraisal System

Preparing for the Performance Review Meeting

Conducting the Performance Review

360-Degree Feedback

Legal Implications of Performance Appraisal

Chapter 9: Discipline

Introduction

Organizational Control

Disciplinary Actions

Progressive Discipline

Disciplinary Proceedings

Discipline in the Fire Service Environment

Exit Interviews

Chapter 10: Health and Safety

Introduction

Approaches to Safety

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Fire Service Health and Safety Issues

NFPA Health and Safety Standards

Safety in the Fire Service Environment

Employee Assistance Programs

Violence in the Workplace

Chapter 11: Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

Introduction

Unionization

Labor Legislation

Union and Bargaining Unit Organization

Contract Negotiations

Grievances

Enlightened Labor Relations

Chapter 12: Productivity and Performance

Introudction

Productivity

Increasing Productivity

Performance Management

Kaizen Principles

Motivation

Performance Incentives

Chapter 13: Fire Service Professional Development

Introduction

Professional Development

Mentoring Programs

Developmental Opportunities

Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education

Fire Service Professional Development

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780135126776
Author:
Edwards, Steven T.
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Author:
Edwards, Janine Ed.
Subject:
Fire Science
Subject:
Fire departments - Personnel management
Subject:
Safety-Fire
Copyright:
Series:
Introduction to Fire and Emergency Services Administration
Publication Date:
August 2009
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.9 x 8 x 0.8 in 971 gr

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