"The problem is the Worthington Fire Protection District has no strategic plan. This leads to being reactionary with resources in an ever tight economy. The purpose of this research was to identify the elements that would be involved in developing a strategic plan and how a strategic plan would be implemented at the Worthington Fire Protection District. This was a descriptive research project. The research questions were: (1) What are the benefits of strategic planning; (2) How has other fire departments implemented strategic planning; (3) Who should be involved in the strategic planning process within our department; (4) How long should our strategic plan target for; and (5) What key elements should our strategic plan encompass? The procedures included a survey of the National Society of Executive Fire Officers, Jefferson County Instructors Association, and members of the Worthington Fire Department."
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