Coffee Break Training: Building Alliances Between Fire Prevention/Risk-Reduction and Response [open pdf - 330KB]
"Bureau leaders must be effective and efficient team leaders. It is important to understand the difference between leading and managing. Leadership is a dynamic process. Good leaders are visionaries who are always looking to the future of where the organization could/should be. Leaders take calculated risks and empower others with responsibility so that they can grow professionally. True leaders set good examples and inspire others to follow them. Management is the task of ensuring a job is performed in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with prescribed operating guidelines. Those responsible for fire prevention/risk-reduction bureaus must be both leaders and managers. It is an unwise and unhealthy practice for leaders to assume that they can operate a fire prevention/risk-reduction unit single-handedly. Regardless of the size of a prevention bureau, it is a wise strategy to build and maintain a strong alliance with the response section of the organization."
Coffee Break Training - Fire Prevention and Public Education Series No. FM-2013-6
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/