Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

Preparing the Contemporary Fire Officer: A National Professional Development Model

This paper will examine the lack of coordination that has existed in fire officer development and the National Professional Development Model that has been developed under the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) initiative of the National Fire Academy (NFA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) to address this issue and facilitate the more effective and efficient preparation of fire officers throughout the nation. In addition to the research that the authors have conducted on contemporary fire department management, one of the authors served as Chairman of the National Fire Academy Board of Visitors throughout the development and implementation of the FESHE National Professional Development Model.