The latest edition in the classic ICMA series on fire and rescue services, Managing Fire and Emergency Services is a comprehensive update of the bestselling Managing Fire and Rescue Services (2002).
Managing Fire and Emergency Services is a modern practical reference and textbook illustrating the challenges that fire and emergency managers face and outlining leading practices to meet those challenges head on.The previous edition (2002) addressed a profession on the brink of change following 9/11, yet this singular event was not the only harbinger of change. Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters, the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, and the threat of further terrorist acts underscored the need to prepare for and manage large scale emergencies. The housing collapse and economic crisis have further exacerbated the situation: fire and emergency services have to meet increased expectations with less funding from all levels of government.
At its very core, Managing Fire and Emergency Services provides a road map for effective management of all organizational facets in the modern fire and emergency services environment.
Two new chapters deal with the reality of professional firefighters being involved in all realms of emergency management and the increased involvement of fire agencies in emergency medical services.
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