Article for Publication
You have been asked to write an article to be published in the monthly web-based newsletter sponsored by your State Fire Chiefs Association. The title of your article will be Legal Issues within the Fire Service: Chief Fire Officers must embrace change and prepare for future trends. You have the option of selecting another title.
At a minimum, your information must include:
Title of the article
An introduction paragraph
Communicating in an electronic world
The need for continued research
Training, education, and maintaining proficiencies
Short-term and long-term objectives for human resource plans
Recent legal cases (since 2006)
The chief fire officer’s role in code enforcement and public education
A summary paragraph
Although photographs or graphics are not required, you are encouraged to be creative and include them in your article. Also identify which of the 16 life safety initiatives are applicable to this assignment (on an additional page).
Your completed article must contain at least 2 1/2 full pages of content (single spaced lines). This required length does not include the applicable life safety initiatives. If photographs or graphics are included, it is understood the article will exceed two pages.
Your article must include citations and references.
Related NFPA Standard: 1021-6.2.1, 6.2.4, 6.2.7, & 6.4.6.