"The problem was the Morrisville Fire Department (MFD) had never developed a strategic plan from which to identify the current and future needs as it relates to services provided. Consequently the department's planning often was reactionary in nature. The purpose of the research was to identify what strategic planning for the Morrisville Fire Department would include and how to develop a comprehensive strategic plan. Descriptive research was used to answer four questions: 1. What elements should the department address in a strategic plan? 2. Who should be involved in the strategic planning process? 3. How should the strategic plan be implemented? 4. How often should the strategic plan be revised?"
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/