Chief Officer, 3rd Edition Manual

Chief Officer, Third Edition, cover.Editor’s note
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The new updated third edition of Chief Officer is designed to meet the job performance requirements for Fire Officer III and IV in NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2014 Edition.

The content of this text provides chief officers and chief officer candidates with advanced level knowledge and skills to supervise, manage, and administer fire and emergency services organizations.

The third edition of Chief Officer concisely presents the material making it easier for students to comprehend and easier for instructors to use. The chapter arrangement provides a logical sequence for instruction. Material that supplements the job performance requirements of the standard is only included when determined necessary by the validation committee.

Case Histories open each chapter to illustrate important real world lessons. New learning objectives, images, tables, and review questions to illustrate key points are all included.

The eight chapters are divided into Fire Officer III and Fire Officer IV when applicable.


  1. World of the Chief Officer
  2. Human Resources Management
  3. Community and Government Relations
  4. Emergency Services Administration
  5. Fire Inspection and Safety Planning
  6. Emergency Services Delivery
  7. Emergency Services Health, Safety, and Wellness
  8. Emergency Management

Product specifications

Publisher: International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA)

Printed version specs

ISBN: 978-0-87939-568-1

Pages: 376

E-book specs

ISBN: 978-0-87939-569-8

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