The third edition of Legal Considerations for Fire & Emergency Services is a reader-friendly guide to the challenging legal issues that firefighters and emergency service personnel encounter. Written by J. Curtis Varone, a practicing attorney as well as an experienced firefighter, this book explores such key topics as fire department liability, search and seizure, sovereign immunity, overtime laws, collective bargaining, OSHA compliance, workers’ compensation, physical abilities testing, medical examinations, drug testing, discrimination, and sexual harassment. It is a perfect textbook for any course on fire service law as well as an indispensable desk reference for day-to-day fire department administration. Features of the new 3rd Edition: • Updated cases on several topics including residency requirements, employment discrimination, and more • Expanded treatment of hot topics such as digital imagery, social media, and electronic surveillance • Meets the latest requirements for FESHE’s Legal Aspects of the Fire Service curriculum • Many new photos and graphics to help connect cases to day-to-day issues in the fire service • Coverage of recent changes to search and seizure law, use of digital photos and social media by emergency personnel, and fire department liability
Legal Aspects of Emergency Services introduces members of fire and emergency medical services to the legal system in the United States, showing them how various types of laws affect their work in emergency services. After studying Legal Aspects of Emergency Services, students will be able to identify situations in their work environment—whether at incident scenes or at the station—that reflect federal, state, and local laws, or may require the assistance of an attorney. The knowledge gained through this text can influence emergency responders’ words and actions in legally sensitive situations. Legal Aspects of Emergency Services meets and exceeds the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Program Legal Aspects of Emergency Services course outcomes. Chapters progress from a general foundation in the U.S. legal system, to general types of laws, and then to the more specific types of laws affecting emergency services, covering the legal aspects of topics such as: Patient privacy Emergency medical care Public information transparency Technology use Civil rights Employment benefits Employee safety Employer-employee relations Community rights Legal Aspects of Emergency Services also includes: Decisions from influential court cases Fictional case studies Clarifications of tricky legal concepts State laws involving emergency services Legal Aspects of Emergency Services is designed to provide responders with some basic legal knowledge so that, when faced with a legal quandary, they may remember the core principles discussed throughout this book and recognize the need to seek qualified legal advice. The law affects everything responders do in their daily activity, especially when functioning as an agent of a fire or EMS department. Fire fighters are calculated risk takers. They risk a lot to save a lot, and conversely risk nothing to save nothing, and they often find themselves operating within the gray area of those two extremes. Having an understanding of the law as it applies in different situations allows the prudent fire fighter, EMT, supervisor, manager or officer to manage legal exposure. There are times when it may be necessary to assume greater legal risk because it is the right thing to do. There are other times when a legal risk is not worth any potential benefit. As a result, it is important for those in fire and EMS disciplines to have a passing knowledge of the law and how it affects them in their profession.
As a veteran FDNY firefighter and commander in Midtown Manhattan, Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn has led the call against all manner of fires and emergencies. This book crystallizes his decades of command experience. As a practical guide, it serves as an operational blueprint for today's fireground managers, in the urban environment and elsewhere. It will help prepare those who aspire to take command in an increasingly complex world, answering the alarms that will ring tomorrow. Among the many subjects covered in this text: command presence; life-and-death decision making; developing strategies using tactical essentials; fireground risk management and span of control; principles of size-up; building elements and components; and fireground communications.
Dr. Fleming's new book -- drawing from an array of business and administrative disciplines -- provides a solid conceptual foundation for understanding, meeting, and exceeding the expectations of organizational stakeholders and preparing for professional, personal, and organizational success in fire administration. The book addresses the various course objectives and learning outcomes for both the Introduction to Fire and Emergency Services Administration course within the FESHE Associate's Model Curriculum and the corresponding bachelor's course, Fire and Emergency Services Administration. Effective Fire & Emergency Services Administration will be an invaluable resource for students (both undergraduate and graduate), and current fire and emergency services personnel of all ranks who are preparing for career advancement, including promotional examinations. It also will serve as a very useful reference for current fire and emergency service operational and administrative officers.
This book identifies the key knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in the assessment center promotional process. Assessment centers are widely used by fire departments throughout the country. Unfortunately, many candidates fail to prepare for the test by failing to prepare for the position they seek. Whether aspiring to be a Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief or above, this book gives the reader the tools to establish a personal plan for success in the test and in the position. This book is written in a humorous, matter-of-fact style that makes it easy to understand and retain. The reader is taught to truly prepare for the position and make the mental paradigm shift from test candidate to incumbent officer, which is a very unique and effective method. The book provides the reader with the tools needed to create his/her own plan for success. A personal self-assessment helps the aspiring officer evaluate his/her current status and leadership style. This baseline provides the foundation to get the reader asking questions about real-world scenarios that are mimicked in the testing arena. Features & benefits: * Gain a better understanding of what an assessment center is * Contains test exercises, sample problems, rating criteria, scoring sheets, assessor selection and common pitfalls *Learn the 27 knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) spanning the 3 dimensions of leadership, management and emergency scene operations *Gain an in-depth understanding of how to develop their KSAs to succeed in the test and the position This book identifies the key knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in the assessment center promotional process. Assessment centers are widely used by fire departments throughout the country. Unfortunately, many candidates fail to prepare for the test by failing to prepare for the position they seek. Whether aspiring to be a Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief or above, this book gives the reader the tools to establish a personal plan for success in the test and in the position. This book is written in a humorous, matter-of-fact style that makes it easy to understand and retain. The reader is taught to truly prepare for the position and make the mental paradigm shift from test candidate to incumbent officer, which is a very unique and effective method. The book provides the reader with the tools needed to create his/her own plan for success. A personal self-assessment helps the aspiring officer evaluate his/her current status and leadership style. This baseline provides the foundation to get the reader asking questions about real-world scenarios that are mimicked in the testing arena. Features & benefits: * Gain a better understanding of what an assessment center is * Contains test exercises, sample problems, rating criteria, scoring sheets, assessor selection and common pitfalls *Learn the 27 knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) spanning the 3 dimensions of leadership, management and emergency scene operations *Gain an in-depth understanding of how to develop their KSAs to succeed in the test and the position
The Law of Emergencies discusses the legal framework for disaster response and emergency management. The book engages with and debates some of the most important Constitutional issues of our time, such as the tension between civil liberties and national security. It also examines how the law of emergencies plays out in the context of real life emergencies where individuals often have to make split-second decisions. It analyzes legal authority at the federal, state and local levels, placing the issues in historical context but concentrating on contemporary questions. This book includes primary texts, reader-friendly expository explanations, and sample discussion questions. Prior knowledge of the law is not necessary in order to use and understand this book. The contents are organized into 13 substantive chapters plus two additional chapters with problem sets, making the book especially easy to use for a separate course focused on law. The book leads students through the process of understanding both what the law requires and how to analyze issues for which there is no clear legal answer. It features materials on such critical issues as how to judge the extent of Constitutional authority for government to intervene in the lives and property of American citizens. At the same time, it also captures bread-and-butter issues such as responder liability and disaster relief methods. No other book brings these components together in a logically organized, step by step fashion. The book also features case studies of high-risk scenarios including pandemic flu, together with charts and text boxes for clarification. This book will be of interest to graduate and undergraduate students studying the major legal principles underlying emergency management and homeland security policy and operations; professionals in EM and HS; and private-sector risk managers. * Features case studies of high-risk scenarios including pandemic flu * Offers extensive analysis of legal issues from a distinguished scholar, together with charts and text boxes for clarification * Teaches readers how to think about issues crucial to the life and liberty of US citizens, including the limits of constitutional authority
Fire and Emergency Services Administration: Management and Leadership Practices, Second Edition covers the latest course objectives from the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education’s (FESHE) Bachelor’s Core Level Fire and Emergency Services Administration model curriculum. To effectively lead modern public safety organizations and the various components within them, individuals must possess a solid understanding of the always-changing issues that face the fire and emergency medical services. The second edition of Fire and Emergency Services Administration: Management and Leadership Practices has been completely updated to deliver the very latest information needed to understand these challenges and will assist managers in making the proper decisions that can impact all aspects of their organization. The Second Edition features: Expanded emphasis on management and leadership of EMS operations. Updated budgeting financial strategies, including advice on how to overcome shrinking budgets and economic downturn. New guidance on hiring and diversity. Expanded coverage on training, education, and fire fighter safety. The following features are incorporated throughout the Second Edition: Chapter Objectives: FESHE Objectives and Knowledge Objectives are listed at the beginning of each chapter, including page references. Case Studies: Real-life incidents help stimulate student discussion and highlight important concepts. Facts and Figures: Provides useful and interesting history, facts, and other research relating to the fire and emergency services. Words of Wisdom: Presents powerful and informative quotes from organizational leaders and experts in their fields. Chief Officer Tips: Targeted advice to deal with common administrative issues and introduce techniques to implement change. Chapter Activities: End-of-chapter Fire and EMS activities reinforce important concepts and improve students’ comprehension.
Publisher: International City County Management Assn
Category: Business & Economics
This new revised edition of the 2002 best-welling text and training book, covers all the nuts and bolts of organizing and deploying resources, including organizational structure, fire station location planning, fiscal management, maintenance and replacement of vehicles and equipment, and personnel practices. The coverage of human resource management includes recruitment and selection, promotion, diversity, labor relations, and the impact of external mandates. The section on leadership explores best management practices, employee empowerment, and implementing change. Coverage also includes: fire prevention and life safety education, technology and information management, terrorism and disaster preparedness, intergovernmental cooperation, risk management, legal, liability, and regulatory issues, plus health and wellness. (Replace ISBN 978-0-87326-128-9)
Point-to-point Leadership in Fire and Emergency Services
Author: Michael Barakey
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
Category: Decision making
By nature, competent decisions by emergency responders are challenging because incidents are fluid and dynamic. In Critical Decision Making, Chief Michael Barakey gives emergency first responders the tools to succeed on every incident where they make critical decisions and mitigate incidents daily under stress. This book reviews cases to identify common incident elements that hinder quality decision making, and it introduces point-to-point leadership, a systematic approach to making critical decisions from the time responders are alerted to an incident to its resolution. Understanding how to make critical decisions in this dynamic process is what makes great leaders.
This handbook's primary objective is to describe statistical techniques for analyzing data typically collected in fire departments. Motivation for the handbook comes from the belief that fire departments collect an immense amount of data, but do very little with it. A compelling reason for collecting data is a legal requirement for documenting incidents; however, incident reports provide a more beneficial service to fire departments by providing insight into the nature of fires and injuries.
Technology & Engineering by Daniel E. Della-Giustina
Safety managers today are required to go beyond compliance with the latest fire codes to implement proactive fire safety management programs that improve profitability. By reducing property loss insurance premiums and fostering an efficient work environment to help realize quality gains, safety managers can add to the bottom line; however, they need a solid understanding of the duties and responsibilities for which they are accountable. The Fire Safety Management Handbook is every safety manager’s must-have guide for developing a successful fire safety management program. Emphasizing proactive fire safety activities that achieve optimal results, the text presents the key elements that comprise an effective fire safety management program, including a basic knowledge of: Types and functions of fire control equipment Identification and control of hazardous materials Homeland security during disasters and emergencies Fire chemistry, building construction, and efforts to reduce losses due to fire Commonly installed fire detection systems and their maintenance and inspection National Fire Codes (NFPA) and federal, state, and local legislation and enforcement Available resources, fire safety organizations, and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) To provide current and future safety professionals with a better understanding of emergency management within the fire safety discipline, each chapter of the Third Edition includes learning objectives at the beginning and questions at the end. Case studies have been added, codes and standards have been updated, and a new chapter on emergency response planning has been included. Plus, a school fire safety plan that can be used as a template is now part of the appendices.
Medical by Geoff Shapiro,Dwight A. Polk,Nelson Tang
The Essentials of Law Enforcement Emergency ResponsePublic safety professionals and emergency responders today face greater threats than ever before in our history. The traditional role of law enforcement has vastly expanded to require extraordinarily broad-based emergency response capabilities. Law Enforcement Responder: Principles of Emergency Medicine, Rescue, and Force Protection prepares homeland security leaders, law enforcement officers, security professionals, and public safety officials for the wide range of emergency responses they must perform on a daily basis.Law Enforcement Responder explores the vast array of law enforcement demands for emergency responses including resuscitation, trauma, and illness, as well as the essential considerations for special populations such as children and the elderly. The textbook addresses all of the competency statements in the National EMS Education Standards at the Emergency Medical Responder level, as well as additional lifesaving content specific to law enforcement that far exceeds the core curriculum. Law Enforcement Responder accommodates the tremendous diversity in the modern law enforcement mission by providing current and expert emergency medicine content in a highly adaptable format. Nationally recognized experts present key mission-specific topics, including police officer survival, tactical medicine, executive protection, active shooter response, canine first aid, military medicine, travel medicine, in-flight emergencies, ordnance ballistics, less lethal munitions, incarceration and prisoner care, fire-rescue and hazardous materials, and much more.
The legal guidance that fire service leaders have been seeking can finally be found in one book! This all-inclusive legal reference includes discussions, cases and examples that will truly speak to a variety of fire chiefs and officers, municipal officials, emergency managers, and attorneys. The book includes explanations of laws as they relate to firefighting, and covers a broad range of topics including negligence, due process and discipline, Internet privacy, civil liability, employee issues such as drug testing, rescue doctrine, fireground search and seizure, and much more. Detailed case summaries and examples from the most significant disasters in fire service history help lend a real-life aspect to the legal topics at hand. An accompanying back-of-book CD-ROM includes over 5,000 laws from all 50 states that apply to the fire service, covering topics such as line of duty injuries, residency requirements, and liability. In addition, every arson law in the United States is listed on this valuable CD, which is easily searchable and navigated.
This book is a quick reference guide to emergency medicine for clinicians and trainees. Presented as clinical case studies, it is divided over 21 chapters, each covering scenarios in different body systems. Cases are presented in an easy to read format, helping trainees form a diagnosis and quick treatment plan. The final section covers disaster management. Each case highlights clinical pearls and pitfalls, emphasising the importance of a mis-diagnosis and its legal implications. Written by a recognised specialist from Chicago Medical School, the practical manual includes nearly 250 photographs, diagrams, tables and charts to enhance learning, as well as further reading suggestions. Key points Quick reference guide presenting 101 clinical case studies for emergency medicine clinicians and trainees Covers emergencies in all body systems Includes chapter on disaster management Authored by expert from Chicago Medical School
Your Complete Fire Officer I and Fire Fighter II Training Solution! The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the Third Edition of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, the next step in the evolution of Fire Officer I and II training. Covering the entire spectrum of the 2014 Edition of NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, the Third Edition includes the following updates: Separation of Fire Officer I and II Level content throughout the textbook and student, instructor, and technology resources. The latest developments in social media and media relations; NIST research on fire dynamics; fire fighter safety and health issues; and fireground accountability and rapid intervention practices. A reorganization of chapters to improve course delivery, including a new chapter on Rules of Engagement. New end-of-chapter tools, including Fire Captain (Fire Officer II) activities and comprehensive case studies that progress within each chapter throughout the textbook. All new Voices of Experience essays and Near-Miss Reports. Addresses the course objectives for FESHE's Principles of Fire and Emergency Service Administration model curriculum The following resources will accompany the textbook and help instructors provide their students with an interactive and engaging learning experience: Web Tools Learning Management System eBook Interactive Lectures TestPrep Build the next generation of great fire service leaders with the Third Edition of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice."
Technology & Engineering by Great Britain: Department for Communities and Local Government
Author: Great Britain: Department for Communities and Local Government
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Technology & Engineering
New fire safety rules affecting all non-domestic premises in England and Wales will come into force on 1 October 2006, in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/1541, ISBN 0110729455). This is one of a series of 11 publications which set out recommendations and guidance for employers, managers, occupiers and owners of particular types of premises on how to carry out a fire risk assessment and how to identify general fire precautions required (including fire detection and warning systems, firefighting equipment, escape routes, signs and training). This guide covers premises where the main use is the provision of residential care (where the primary purpose is to provide personal and/or nursing care, not healthcare treatment) and typical residential care premises might provide care for the elderly or infirm, children and young persons, people with special needs, and people with addictions). It may also be suitable for individual residential care premises that are part of other multi-use complexes. Other guides in this series cover healthcare premises (ISBN 1851128247) and sleeping accommodation (ISBN 1851128174).
Technology & Engineering by Travis M Ford,Natl Fallen Firefighters
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Written with both students and career fire service professionals in mind, Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival incorporates the FESHE guidelines and outcomes for the Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival course Modern solutions, procedures, and recommendations that put safety first The Fire service has long been considered a profession plagued with a history of unavoidable tragedy. As the number of line-of-duty deaths and injuries continues to be staggering year after year, Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival exposes the false mentality of “doing whatever it takes” and provides solutions for both the individual and fire department. Built around the 16 Life Safety Initiatives developed by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, each chapter is written by a contributor with extensive expertise on the topic, incorporates FESHE and NFPA references guidelines, and helps readers understand how to execute procedures and recommendations for putting safety first. Filled with modern solutions, attainable goals, and real-life examples, the text asks each reader to challenge the existing attitudes toward safety and commit to making a change.
As an introductory level text for the Fire Administration course, this text offers a balance of intormation to enable success as a Company Officer, Battalion Commander, Deputy Chief, or Chief Executive Officer. The career development model of the National Fire Academy, and the model curriculum of the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) group--industry leaders in fire service education and training--served as a basis for this important text. With experience in a variety of posiitons and associations, Chief Bruegman brings a real world focus as this text covers principles of leadership and management, including support elements such as budget and personnel management, team building, and managing change. Evaluations of personal leadership style and importance of the individual in helping to shape the fire service of the future make this a great training tool for leaders and adminstrators.