ABSTRACT

Alternate Work Schedules for Chief Officers at the City of Two Rivers Fire Department   [open pdf - 2MB]

"Operations have changed significantly for the City of Two Rivers Fire Department. The problem is that the administrative responsibilities to manage these operations have changed dramatically. In operating under the California Plan of 24 hour shifts for assistant chiefs, the department has been experiencing communications and coordination problems. The purpose of this paper was to analyze the feasibility of instituting alternative work schedules for the three assistant chiefs to manage more effectively these duties. An evaluative research procedure was conducted. The following research questions were answered. 1. What historical data is relevant to the issue of alternative work schedules for assistant chiefs at the City of Two Rivers Fire Department? 2. What conditions exist that warrant a change in duty hours for the assistant chiefs' positions? 3. What perceptions exist by assistant chiefs on the effectiveness of the work schedules currently utilized for assistant chiefs in the City of Two Rivers? 4. What perceptions exist by assistant chiefs on utilizing an alternative work schedule for their positions in the City of Two Rivers Fire Department? 5. What perceptions exist by lieutenants on the effectiveness of the work schedules currently utilized for assistant chiefs in the City of Two Rivers. 6. What perceptions exist by the current lieutenants on utilizing an alternate work schedule for assistant chiefs at the City of Two Rivers Fire Department? 7. What relevant issues exist in other departments concerning the implementation of alternative work schedules for assistant chiefs?"

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1998-07
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Public Domain
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United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/
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