Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center


Author: Anthony Kastros
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593700776
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 179
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This book identifies the key knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in the assessment center promotional process. Assessment centers are widely used by fire departments throughout the country. Unfortunately, many candidates fail to prepare for the test by failing to prepare for the position they seek. Whether aspiring to be a Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief or above, this book gives the reader the tools to establish a personal plan for success in the test and in the position. This book is written in a humorous, matter-of-fact style that makes it easy to understand and retain. The reader is taught to truly prepare for the position and make the mental paradigm shift from test candidate to incumbent officer, which is a very unique and effective method. The book provides the reader with the tools needed to create his/her own plan for success. A personal self-assessment helps the aspiring officer evaluate his/her current status and leadership style. This baseline provides the foundation to get the reader asking questions about real-world scenarios that are mimicked in the testing arena. Features & benefits: * Gain a better understanding of what an assessment center is * Contains test exercises, sample problems, rating criteria, scoring sheets, assessor selection and common pitfalls *Learn the 27 knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) spanning the 3 dimensions of leadership, management and emergency scene operations *Gain an in-depth understanding of how to develop their KSAs to succeed in the test and the position This book identifies the key knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in the assessment center promotional process. Assessment centers are widely used by fire departments throughout the country. Unfortunately, many candidates fail to prepare for the test by failing to prepare for the position they seek. Whether aspiring to be a Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief or above, this book gives the reader the tools to establish a personal plan for success in the test and in the position. This book is written in a humorous, matter-of-fact style that makes it easy to understand and retain. The reader is taught to truly prepare for the position and make the mental paradigm shift from test candidate to incumbent officer, which is a very unique and effective method. The book provides the reader with the tools needed to create his/her own plan for success. A personal self-assessment helps the aspiring officer evaluate his/her current status and leadership style. This baseline provides the foundation to get the reader asking questions about real-world scenarios that are mimicked in the testing arena. Features & benefits: * Gain a better understanding of what an assessment center is * Contains test exercises, sample problems, rating criteria, scoring sheets, assessor selection and common pitfalls *Learn the 27 knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) spanning the 3 dimensions of leadership, management and emergency scene operations *Gain an in-depth understanding of how to develop their KSAs to succeed in the test and the position

Fire Officer: Principles and Practice


Author: Iafc
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 128402668X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 416
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Your Complete Fire Officer I and Fire Fighter II Training Solution! The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the Third Edition of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, the next step in the evolution of Fire Officer I and II training. Covering the entire spectrum of the 2014 Edition of NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, the Third Edition includes the following updates: Separation of Fire Officer I and II Level content throughout the textbook and student, instructor, and technology resources. The latest developments in social media and media relations; NIST research on fire dynamics; fire fighter safety and health issues; and fireground accountability and rapid intervention practices. A reorganization of chapters to improve course delivery, including a new chapter on Rules of Engagement. New end-of-chapter tools, including Fire Captain (Fire Officer II) activities and comprehensive case studies that progress within each chapter throughout the textbook. All new Voices of Experience essays and Near-Miss Reports. Addresses the course objectives for FESHE's Principles of Fire and Emergency Service Administration model curriculum The following resources will accompany the textbook and help instructors provide their students with an interactive and engaging learning experience: Web Tools Learning Management System eBook Interactive Lectures TestPrep Build the next generation of great fire service leaders with the Third Edition of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice."

Effective Fire and Emergency Services Administration


Author: Robert S. Fleming
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 1593702299
Category: Medical
Page: 346
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Dr. Fleming's new book -- drawing from an array of business and administrative disciplines -- provides a solid conceptual foundation for understanding, meeting, and exceeding the expectations of organizational stakeholders and preparing for professional, personal, and organizational success in fire administration. The book addresses the various course objectives and learning outcomes for both the Introduction to Fire and Emergency Services Administration course within the FESHE Associate's Model Curriculum and the corresponding bachelor's course, Fire and Emergency Services Administration. Effective Fire & Emergency Services Administration will be an invaluable resource for students (both undergraduate and graduate), and current fire and emergency services personnel of all ranks who are preparing for career advancement, including promotional examinations. It also will serve as a very useful reference for current fire and emergency service operational and administrative officers.

MASTERING THE ASSESSMENT CENTER PROCESS

The Fast Track to Promotion
Author: Linsey C. Willis
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398091951
Category: Police
Page: 326
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The Assessment Center process is the best method for identifying management potential in candidates and whether they can demonstrate a talent for planning and organizing, and possess the necessary judgment, communication skills and decision-making ability to move up the ranks. Many candidates do possess these abilities, but they have not learned how to apply them. This book will teach you how to use all your potential. Law enforcement officers are often confused, afraid, nervous or just plain curious about what they will experience when they go through the process. Most books on the assessment center process cover primarily its history, the skill dimensions, a description of the process and provide a few sample exercises. What makes this book different is that it provides an experiential approach to preparing for an assessment center by including numerous practice exercises, experiential learning, role player scripts, sample detailed Assessor Guides, and information from an experienced professional who has a 360-degree view of assessment center processes. By practicing these exercises, the reader will learn a great deal about their potential and abilities. The organization of this book starts with the notorious, challenging, perplexing, incorrectly defined and life-changing in-basket exercise. The author has many years of experience with in-baskets, which has included providing feedback to candidates and training assessors. Many of the essential sample exercises and components of the in-basket exercise are included in this book and have been used in past assessment center processes or in customized exercises. After reading the sample exercises and commentary contained herein, you will be convinced that your time and money have been well spent. Why? Because you will have practiced the exercises herein and, beyond just reading about the assessment center process, you will have learned about many of the most important components of the process.

Fire Officer

Principles and Practice
Author: International Association of Fire Chiefs,National Fire Protection Association
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763758353
Category: Medical
Page: 393
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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the Second Edition of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, a modern integrated teaching and learning system for the Fire Officer I and II levels. Fire officers need to know how to make the transition from fire fighter to leader. Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, Second Edition is designed to help fire fighters make a smooth transition to fire officer. Covering the entire scope of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2009 Edition, Fire Officer combines current content with dynamic features and interactive technology to better support instructors and help prepare future fire officers for any situation that may arise. Safety is Principle! The Second Edition features a laser-like focus on fire fighter safety. Reducing fire fighter injuries and deaths requires the dedicated efforts of every fire fighter, fire officer, fire department, and the entire fire community working together. It is with this goal in mind that we have integrated the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives developed by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation into the text. Likewise, in each of the chapters, actual National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System cases are discussed to drive home safety and the lessons learned from those incidents. Some of the guiding principles added to the new edition include: Description of the "Everybody Goes Home" and the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System, including over a dozen company officer near-miss examples throughout the text. Description of the IAFC/IAFF Firefighter Safety and Deployment Study. The latest fire fighter death and injury issues as reported by the NFPAreg; National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, IAFC, and IAFF, including results of a thirty-year retrospective study. Changes in fire-ground accountability and rapid intervention practices. Results of National Institute of Standards and Technology research on wind-driven fires, thermal imaging cameras, and fire dynamics as related to fire fighter survival. The latest developments in crew resource management. The Second Edition also reflects the latest developments in: Building a personal development plan through education, training, self-development, and experience, including a description of the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) program. The impact of blogs, video sharing, and social networks. How to budget for a grant. Changes in the National Response Framework and National Incident Management System. Additional items related to fire fighter safety and health are included. Click here to view a sample chapter from Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, Second Edition.

The Assessment Center Handbook for Police and Fire Personnel


Author: Charles D. Hale
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 039807948X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 226
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Assessment centers continue to be widely used as the preferred and accepted manner of evaluating potential members of police and fire departments as a part of their standardized promotional examination process. This third edition of this most successful book expands upon the concepts and principles of the first two editions and introduces new innovations. Chapters have been extensively edited and reformatted. New sections have been added covering the tactical EMS problem and public education exercises. An entirely new chapter, “Best Practices in Assessment Center Exercises,” provides many examples of how candidates can achieve superior performance in many different kinds of assessment exercises. An additional new section offers opportunities for incorporating advancing technologies in assessment center programs. The text continues to offer invaluable insight concerning the reliability, cost-effectiveness, and objective methods for the selection of candidates for higher appointments. Reviewed are the advantages of an assessment center, typical assessment center exercises, design and administration, selection and training, candidate evaluation and scoring methods, and preparation. A substantial appendix provides many valuable resource tools, including exercise plans, typical schedules, candidate evaluation and assessor feedback forms, room configurations, and feedback questionnaires. The text continues to be the authoritative source for assessment center administrators.

Kompetenzbasiertes Projektmanagement (PM4)

Handbuch für Praxis und Weiterbildung im Projektmanagement
Author: GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement e. V.
Publisher: BUCH&media
ISBN: 3924841780
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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Das Lehr- und Fachbuch »Kompetenzbasiertes Projektmanagement (PM4) - Handbuch für Praxis und Weiterbildung im Projektmanagement« baut auf der Individual Competence Baseline der IPMA (ICB 4) auf. Als Standardwerk für jeden Projektmanager bildet es den Status quo für das Projektmanagement im deutschsprachigen Raum ab und ist zugleich Grundlagenwerk, Nachschlagewerk, Referenzwerk, Leitfaden und Erfahrungssammlung. Das Werk besteht aus zwei Bänden mit rund 1.700 Seiten in 39 Kapiteln, die von 42 Experten im Projektmanagement geschrieben wurden. Der umfangreichere erste Band umfasst die Kompetenzen für das Gesamtverständnis. Im zweiten Band werden vor allem Anleitungen, Prozesse, Methoden, Werkzeuge etc. vorgestellt. Die 28 Kompetenzelemente der ICB 4 bilden die Grundstruktur des Fachbuches. Die relevanten Normen des DIN und der ISO zum Projektmanagement sowie weitere Standards werden ebenso berücksichtigt wie die wichtigsten Vorgehensmodelle. Sowohl die planbasierten als auch die agilen und hybriden Projektmanagementansätze werden bedacht. Sonderthemen wie Digitalisierung, internationales Projektmanagement, virtuelle Arbeit etc. runden die Inhalte ab. Das Werk ist als digitale Publikation und als Printversion erhältlich.

Topfit durchs Assessment-Center

Das neue Standardwerk für Fach- und Führungsassessments
Author: Matthias Clesle,Martin Emrich
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783869803234
Category:
Page: 390
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Das hier ist Wasser


Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462305190
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 20
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Noch vor der Buchausgabe (im Frühjahr 2012) erscheint der Essay „Das hier ist Wasser“ als eBook: David Foster Wallace wurde 2005 darum gebeten, vor Absolventen des Kenyon College eine Abschlussrede zu halten. Diese berühmt gewordene Rede gilt in den USA mittlerweile als Klassiker und ist Pflichtlektüre für alle Abschlussklassen. David Foster Wallace zeigt in dieser kurzen Rede mit einfachen Worten, was es heißt, Denken zu lernen und erwachsen zu sein: eine Anstiftung zum Denken und kleine Anleitung für das Leben, die man jedem Hochschulabsolventen und jedem Jugendlichen mit auf den Weg geben möchte.

Losing Earth


Author: Nathaniel Rich
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644004064
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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Die Klimakatastrophe, die wir jetzt erleben, hätte verhindert werden können. Vor dreißig Jahren gab es die Chance, den Planeten zu retten – doch sie wurde verspielt. Die Erde, wie wir sie heute kennen, ist bereits verloren. Nathaniel Rich schildert in dieser dramatischen Reportage, wie eine Gruppe von Wissenschaftlern Ende der siebziger Jahre erstmals erkennt, dass sich die Erderwärmung desaströs beschleunigt, aber auch, welche politischen Maßnahmen notwendig wären. Aber kurz vor dem Durchbruch scheitern sie. Eine historische Reportage, die aktueller nicht sein könnte: Wir bekommen in den kommenden Jahren das zu spüren, was damals versäumt wurde – so wie unser gegenwärtiges Scheitern das Schicksal des Planeten in naher Zukunft besiegelt.

Die Unsterblichkeit der Henrietta Lacks

Die Geschichte der HeLa-Zellen
Author: Rebecca Skloot
Publisher: Irisiana
ISBN: 3641051754
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
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Dieses Buch betrifft uns alle Sie waren notwendig, um Fortschritte gegen Krebs und AIDS zu erzielen. Klonen und Genforschung wäre ohne sie nicht möglich gewesen. Kurz: Die größten Erfolge der Medizin der letzten Jahrzehnte basieren auf der Entdeckung der HeLa-Zellen. Hinter dem Kürzel verbirgt sich eine Frau namens Henrietta Lacks. Die Afroamerikanerin aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen starb 1951 jung an Gebärmutterhalskrebs. Zuvor wurden ihr ohne ihr Wissen Zellproben entnommen, die sich überraschenderweise vermehrten. Damit war der entscheidende Durchbruch in der Zellkulturforschung geschafft. Die prämierte Wissenschaftsjournalistin Rebecca Skloot stellt in ihrem brillant verfassten Buch wichtige Jahrzehnte der Medizingeschichte vor und wirft dabei immer wieder ethische Fragen auf. Sie erzählt die tragische Familiengeschichte der Lacks’, die von Rassismus und mangelnden Bildungschancen geprägt ist. Ihr Buch ist eine gekonnte Mischung aus Biografie, Medizingeschichte, Debattenbuch und beachtlichem Enthüllungsjournalismus.