Fire Department Management
Full list of Fire Department Management results
Hold a short debriefing–
An incident that produces bad results for either the fire department or for those who called for help can create stress for each responder. Having a quick debrief right after the incident is a good way to communicate with the responding crews.
Use training time wisely–
Firefighters know when they are being given busy work and will rebel against it, making a morale problem even worse.
Enforcing the rules–
Are safety rules actually enforced in your department? Do some officers/companies/shifts take them seriously while others blow them off completely...
How to make your open house successful–
One of the most successful ways to spread community awareness during Fire Prevention Week is through open house events...
Leadership and the stages of team development–
The way groups of people develop into teams can be characterized by the model "Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing." In each phase, groups have different competencies and needs, and leadership responsibilities change ...
Key considerations for diversity recruitment and retention–
There are several key considerations when it comes to diversity recruitment and retention. The first is to form a diverse recruitment team ...
Be aware of the cancer threat–
Firefighters are a high-risk demographic for contracting cancer and should be on the lookout for signs and symptoms. Encourage the firefighters in your department to get screened annually
Encourage behavioral health in fire departments–
There are several things you can do with your department to keep members' mental health in check. Perhaps one of the most important is that department members need to be reminded that it's OK seek help if they feel overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed.