Chief Officer: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to present you with the third edition of Chief Officer: Principles and Practice. The Third Edition addresses both Fire Officer III and Fire Officer IV levels of the 2020 Edition of NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications and is designed to help future chief officers as they transition from company officer and become problem-solving leaders for their organization.
Good leadership is an essential element in the successful operational management of any organization. Today’s chief officers must prepare themselves and the staff they lead to navigate powerful trends—including political, ethical, legal, and sociological—that are likely to shape the fire service, impacting department structures and roles in the community, and altering the demands placed not only on fire service leaders but also on the personnel they lead. The Third Edition features exceptional content to prepare today’s fire service leaders to develop the leadership skills necessary to excel in their position and motivate their department members to become an efficient, effective, and safe response force.