Take time to read through this report produced by the Int’l City & County Managers and the Center for Public Safety Excellence. There’s a good chance your city manager or county administrator will be reading this, so we wanted to make sure you were familiar with it.
You may or may not like what you read-but it’s important to understand what’s being discussed at that level. This white paper explores the 21stCentury Fire and Emergency Services. Created in partnership with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the white paper identifies eight critical issues with associated initiatives and strategies to address these issues.
The report looks at a re-identification of the fire and emergency services; culture of the profession; the robust use of data; health and wellness threats; opportunities for partnerships; sustainability challenges; technology advancements and adoption; and inclusiveness of the fire and emergency services.
A technical working group of CPSE (veteran fire service representatives) and ICMA representatives collaborated over two years to develop this work. Considering the societal, technological, economic, environmental, and political forces at play in local government, the subject matter experts illustrated how the shift of the federal government away from responding to everyday needs has caused fire departments to become the “health and safety net for communities.”
Webinars providing an overview of the white paper and other distribution methods are planned throughout 2020. The 21st Century Fire & Emergency Services White Paper is available for download at www.cpse.org/projects/21st-century.
HERE IS THE DOCUMENT FROM ICMA/CPSE:
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