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|Material Type:||Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ray Michael Garcia; Aurora. Fire Department.
|Notes:||Accession No.: 104771, Report No.: 32921.|
|Details:||PDF; Adobe Acrobat Reader required, 139.7 KB.|
|Series Title:||Executive Fire Officer Program. Applied Research Project.|
Has the professional image of the AFD been impacted by requiring higher educational standards for fire officers? 2. With the current higher educational requirements for fire officers, does the AFD have a viable pool of qualified candidates for succession? 3. How does having higher educational requirements for fire officers affect the organization? Procedures used in this endeavor were to define the parameters of the evaluation research, review the current literature, conduct interviews, create surveys, and form two focus groups. The results of the evaluation research showed a strong base of support throughout the organization for higher educational requirements for fire officers.
The impact to the AFD was a greater professional image of the department; increased administrative skills for fire officers; and a renewed dedication for fire officers who have returned to college in order to meet the higher educational requirements. The research findings recommended that the Aurora Fire Department maintain the higher educational requirements for fire officers and to give future fire officer candidates support and encouragement in continuing life-long learning.