Policies are the foundation for all operations in the fire service. From apparatus backing to anti-retaliation, policies set expectations, provide guidance, and protect firefighters and fire departments. This section highlights how fire department policies play out in the real world, while also connecting you with best practices for drafting, updating and ensuring accountability with policies.
Training time: A company officer’s guide for avoiding risk
How company officers can focus on training in a way that underscores risk management essentials
The fire chief as chief risk manager
Effectively reducing the risks facing your department and your personnel requires embracing this unique role
Is recertification the right thing for the fire service?
The NFPA’s recent proposal to add recertification has reignited the recertification debate
Strategies for effective press briefings during critical incidents
Detailing the information to share in a press briefing and how to build trust with the public and media