Community Management Goals: We will establish a culture that fosters professional growth and supports mission goals by:
- Fully implementing a civilian community management infrastructure.
- Analyzing the recruitment, workforce development and succession planning needs of the community.
- Developing career paths.
- Integrating training and developmental needs.
- Implementing succession planning for all core positions.
- Incorporating workforce development costs into Capabilities Based Budgeting.
- Tracking progress, evaluating program effectiveness and seeking continuous process improvement.
- Responding to meet Navy human capital needs within the scope of our regional mission/vision.
The Fire Community provides fire prevention, fire protection for structural, wildland, shipboard, aircraft fire and crash rescue services; emergency medical technician-defibrillator response and hazardous material response to Naval and Marine Corps. Some Departments also provide automatic aid to their surrounding cities.
As a service provider, Fire and Emergency Services organization isn't involved in sales. However, promotional publicity and community involvement promoting fire safety and awareness is essential to loss reduction in both a human and monetary nature.
Promotional publicity throughout the Fire and Emergency Services community combined with a strong Fire Prevention program is recognized as having lead to loss reductions. Active involvement in command/community events promoting fire safety and awareness is the key. Programs designed for all ages are communicated. The use of a fire safety educational trailer for children where elements such as kitchen safety, smoke detectors, "stop, drop, and roll" techniques, and escape routes are taught and reinforced is regularly utilized at functions. Demonstrations and educational lectures for teens and adults are conducted on a regular basis with emphasis on seasonal activities (Christmas tree safety, Halloween costumes, fireworks, etc) are provided by the Fire and Emergency Services industry. Literature, training, demonstrations, and take-away items (plastic fire helmets for children, stickers, magnets, etc) for those in attendance are available in an effort to extend fire safety awareness.
As a means of fostering working relationships, keeping abreast of current events, and contact with peers and superiors, all site Managers regularly attend department head meetings on their assigned installations. Additionally, the regional staff conducts site visits to all installations within its Area of Responsibility where Federal Fire and Emergency resources are located. During such visits, meetings with installation personnel, firefighting personnel, servicing human resources and labor representatives are conducted.
Recently, our regional fire community has been called on to support natural disaster (Hurricane Katrina) recovery action at Commander, Navy Region South.
The regional Fire and Emergency Services Program Manager establishes Vehicle Inventory Objectives for Civil engineering Support Equipment.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Our people; who bring a depth of institutional knowledge of functional requirements, our clients' priorities, their operations, the geography, and the Navy culture.
Our commitment to management by objective and criteria based decision-making.
Our commitment to Risk Management versus Risk Avoidance as a business paradigm, and with if the understanding that we will align our expectations to requirements.
Maintain commitment from our Installation Commanding Officers to leverage our available resources to achieve program requirements.
Through various agreements, we provide significant fire protection support to local communities.
All Fire Protection Services are in accordance with applicable standards, instructions and laws.
The Fire Community is an interdisciplinary community that draws upon the expertise of many different fields and many different communities. The inherent nature of the mission requires a close relationship with Security, Safety, Medical, Emergency Management and Environment communities.
As the senior regional fire employee, the Program Manager for the Federal Fire Department is the Community Champion exercising program management responsibilities:
- Establish program Community Management goals and objectives.
- Establish a community management plan for program of responsibility.
- Provide direction and oversight for Community Management implementation.
- Ensure adequate funding and program resources are available to meet Community Management goals.
- Monitor and assess Community Management performance.
The Federal Fire and Emergency Services, Force Protection, and Emergency Management communities rely on and impact each other as first responders to emergencies.