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The Chief Officer: A Symbol Is a Promise (Brady Fire)by Randy R. Bruegman
Synopses & Reviews
Is a Chief Fire Officer’s job the right one for you? In this text, Chief Randy Bruegman explores the many facets of what it takes to effectively serve in a senior leadership position within the fire service, both professionally and personally. From the preparations a new Officer will need to make to transition to command in a new organization to the adjustments a family will need to make in the event of relocation, Chief Bruegman uses his own experience gained on the job to help current and aspiring Officers develop and achieve a plan for success.
This thought-provoking, interesting, and sensitive book provides insights into making the transition from fire fighter to fire officer. The author has imparted knowledge from his vast personal experience. Taking over a new organization, building a team, and understanding the future of your department are resounding themes that play throughout the text. The elements of change and organizational culture are explored, as each is an essential element in leading an organization today. Topics explored in this book include: an historical look at fire service; career choices; a success game plan; the transition to command; ethics, politics, and leadership; leading in times of rapid change; and team-building. For fire science/special operations professionals, as well as members of volunteer companies and those seeking careers as fire fighters.
About the Author
Randy R. Bruegman is currently the Fire Chief for the city of Fresno, California, and is a noted author and lecturer on Leadership and Managing Change in the Fire Service. In addition to this text, Chief Bruegman is has authored two additional texts: Exceeding Customer Expectations, and the Chief Officer: A Symbol is a Promise both published by Pearson/Prentice Hall.
Chief Bruegman has served on the Accreditation Task Force for the International Association of Fire Chiefs for eight years, six as Vice-Chairman. Chief Bruegman served as President of the IAFC (2002) and has served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Center for Public Safety Excellence since 2003. Chief Bruegman holds an Associate Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor's Degree in Business, and a Master's Degree in Management.
Table of Contents
1. Pride, Service, Commitment.
2. Is a Fire Chief's Job the Right Job for You?
3. Developing Your Game Plan for Success.
4. The Blessed Process.
5. The Transition to Command.
6. Ethics, Politics, and Leadership.
7. Leading in Times of Rapid Change.
8. Building Your Team.
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