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Management in the Fire Service, Fifth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): National Fire Protection Association
Erwin Rausch
Harry R. Carter
  • ISBN-13: 9781449690786
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     418 pages      © 2017
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Chapter 12 - Fire Department Services Beyond Firefighting

Each new print copy of Management in the Fire Service, Fifth Edition also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at 

The Fifth Edition of Management in the Fire Service meets and exceeds the objectives and outcomes for the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Principles of Fire and Emergency Service Administration course. The textbook provides a comprehensive and concise overview of the common functions and related concerns that must be considered by the fire officer. Specific consideration is given to incident command, fire prevention, fire and life safety education, preincident planning, management of physical and financial resources, personnel management, employee relations, training, and additional services beyond firefighting.

The Fifth Edition also thoroughly covers a set of fire service–specific and leadership guidelines for the fire officer to employ when making critical decisions relating to these functions so that readers are fully prepared to manage and lead when faced with the challenges that present themselves within the fire and emergency services.

The Fifth Edition includes:

  • New content on fire prevention strategies and efforts, funding alternatives, labor laws pertaining to personal issues, harassment in the workplace, social media, and issues of morality
  • Current statistics and references to the latest codes and standards
  • Additional and updated scenarios and scenario analyses that emphasize the importance of using the guidelines during decision-making
  • Case studies that close each chapter and provide students a means to test their understanding of the chapter concepts
Chapter  1  Introduction to Management in the Fire Service
Chapter  2  Management Functions in the Fire Service and Fire Officer Responsibilities
Chapter  3  Commanding the Response to an Emergency Incident
Chapter  4  Fire Prevention and Code Enforcement
Chapter  5  Fire and Life Safety Education
Chapter  6  Pre-incident Planning and Related Loss Reduction Activities
Chapter  7  Management of Physical Resources
Chapter  8  Management of Financial Resources
Chapter  9  Fire Service Personnel Management
Chapter  10  Employee Relations in the Fire Service
Chapter  11  Training as a Management Function
Chapter  12  Fire Department Services Beyond Firefighting

National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, building, electrical, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden for fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Developer of the National Electrical Code®, and 300 other codes and standards through a full, open-consensus process, NFPA also produces educational curricula, including the Risk Watch® community-based injury prevention curriculum and the Learn Not to Burn® fire safety curriculum. NFPA headquarters is in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Erwin Rausch

The retired president of Didactic Systems, human resource consultants and publishers of simulation games on management and leadership topics, was previously a manufacturing executive for more than 20 years. 

He is the author, lead author, or editor of eight books and many other articles and papers. Notable works include High Quality Leadership: Practical Guidelines to Becoming a More Effective Manager and High Quality Managerial Leadership Decisions - The Key to Superior Performance, to be published in 2006. In 1998, 1999, and 2003 he was guest editor of special issues of the Journal of Workplace Learning, Career Development Journal, and Management Decision, respectively, the last two based on internet conferences that he coordinated. He recently concluded moderating a debate on Leadership Issues, which has been published as Volume 43. Issue 7 (2005) of Management Decision and includes his editorial and paper- A Practical Focus on Leadership in Management - for research, education, and management development.

He has two degrees in engineering and one in economics, and has taught economics and management subjects as adjunct at Rutgers and Kean Universities for more than 15 years.

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Harry R. Carter

Dr. Harry R. Carter is a veteran municipal fire protection consultant, educator and motivational speaker based in Adelphia, New Jersey. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners for Howell Township Fire District #2, and is a long-time contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine, and the Pennsylvania Fireman. He also serves as the Editor for the highway safety website.

He enjoyed a 26-year career with the Newark, New Jersey Fire Department, serving as a Division commander, a Suppression Division Battalion Chief, Chief of Training, and Commander of the Hazardous Materials Response Team. He has also had a long career with the Adelphia Fire Company in Howell Township, NJ. He served as Fire Chief and Training Officer, and currently serves as an active Life Member and is the fire company Chaplain.

A veteran of 42 years in the fire and emergency service world, he holds degrees in organizational and management, fire service administration, public policy analysis, fire safety administration, the social sciences, and business administration. He has authored seven books and has written more than 1,500 magazine, web, and journal articles. 

His PhD is from Capella University, the accredited online university, with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and faculty throughout the US.


Instructor's ToolKit

ISBN-13: 9781284049213 ISBN-10: 1284049213

Preparing for class is easy with the resources on the Instructor’s ToolKit CD. The CD 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.
  • 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.
  • Detailed lesson plans keyed to the PowerPoint presentations with sample lectures, lesson quizzes, and teaching strategies.
  • Test Bank that contains an abundance of multiple-choice questions and allows instructors to create tailor-made classroom tests and quizzes quickly and easily. An answer key with page references to the text is also provided.
  • FESHE Correlation Guide that correlates the textbook to FESHE’s Strategy and Tactics model curriculum.

Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Management in the Fire Service, Fifth Edition

ISBN-13: 9781284095890

Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Management in the Fire Service, Fifth Edition is a digital-only Access Code that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.