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Fire department strategic planning : creating future excellence
Wallace, Mark, 1950-
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Publication Information:
Saddle Brook, NJ : Fire Engineering, [1998]

Physical Description:
xiii, 319 pages ; 26 cm
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TH9158 .W35 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This book is designed to help your department identify and develop its own strategic plan, as well as enhance the department's abilities to manage the organization effectively and deliver quality service to the community. Contents: Introduction Identifying the department's values Planning stratigecally Selecting and recommending a strategic planning process Identifying the department's mandates Developing the mission of the department Creating a philosophy of operations Assessing the opportunities and threats of the of the external environment Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the internal environment Identifying the strategic issues of the department Creating strategies for strategic issues Creating the department's ideal future through proactive futuring Operational planning from a strategic perspective Creating a written strategic plan Stratigic management Cyclic planning Appendices (mission statement examples and comprehensive exercises).

Table of Contents

Introduction/Overview of Strategic Planning
Revisiting Your Existing Strategic Plan
Speed Planning for the Time Challenged Proactive Futurist
Strategic Planning and the Commission on Fire Accreditation International
Planning To Plan Strategically
Understanding and Applying the Values of the Department
The Value of Vision to Organizational Change
Identifying the Department_s Mandates
Developing the Mission of the Department
Understanding and Defining the Philosophy of Operations
Assessing the Challenges and Opportunities of the External Environment
Assessing the Weaknesses and Strengths of the Internal Environment
Identifying the Strategic Issues of the Department
Creating Strategies for Strategic Issues
Creating the Department_s Ideal Future Through Proactive Futuring
Operational Planning from a Strategic Perspective
Strategic Management and Master Planning
Cyclic Planning