Succession Management in the Fire-Rescue Service

Succession management is critical for everyone in the fire-rescue service.

This 34-page guide provides steps for departments to start their own plans and includes a history of succession management in the fire-rescue service. Appendix 3 is a separate document that includes plans from three fire departments.

Contents include:

  • History and data related to succession management in the fire-rescue service
  • Succession management basics
  • Survey data
  • Appendix 3: Sample documents from fire departments

Created by a diverse group of fire service leaders and affiliated members, this resource is a guide for any department, regardless of size or complexity, to build their own succession management program. It will help fire-rescue organizations serve their citizens and members better through meaningful succession management that meets their needs today and prepares for the needs of tomorrow.

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  • Topics:
    • Section COS
    • Leadership
    • Human Resources
    • Featured Personnel
    • Department Administration
  • Resource Type:
    • Guide/ toolkit/ template
  • Organizational Author:
    • Company Officers Section

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