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Fire and Emergency Services Administration: Management and Leadership Practices, Second Edition

Author(s): L. Charles Smeby Jr., Adjunct Professor, University of Florida
  • ISBN-13: 9781449605834
  • ISBN-10:1449605834
  • Paperback    204 pages      © 2014
Price: $113.95 US List
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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.
1  The Past
2  Introduction to Administration
3  Management
4  Leading Change
5  Financial Management
6  Human Resources Management
7  Customer Service
8  Training and Education
9  Health and Safety
10  Government Regulation, Laws, and the Courts
11  Ethics
12  Public Policy Analysis
13  The Future

L. Charles Smeby Jr.-Adjunct Professor, University of Florida

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ISBN-13: 9781449678340
Preparing for class is easy with the resources on this CD-ROM. The CD-ROM includes the following resources:

Adaptable PowerPoint presentations that provide instructors with a powerful way to create presentations that are educational and engaging to their students. These slides can be modified and edited to meet instructors’ specific needs.

Lecture Outlines that include all of the topics covered in the text. The lecture outlines can be modified and customized to fit any course.

Image and Table Bank- Offers a selection of the most important images and tables found in the text. Instructors can use these graphics to incorporate more images into the PowerPoint presentations, make handouts, or enlarge a specific image for further discussion.

Test Bank that contains an abundance of multiple-choice and scenario-based questions, and allows instructors to create tailor-made classroom tests and quizzes quickly and easily by selecting, editing, organizing, and printing a test along with an answer key, including page references to the text.

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Navigate Course Manager: Fire and Emergency Services Administration

ISBN-13: 9781449679941

Combining our robust teaching and learning materials with an intuitive and customizable learning platform, Navigate Course Manager enables instructors to create an online course quickly and easily. The system allows instructors to readily complete the following tasks:

  • Customize preloaded content or easily import new content
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