@2010Introduction Fire and Rescue services in the U. K are basically one of most essential organizations, therefore it is vital that the management system be very effective and efficient in the overall performance and management of the emergencies. The National Framework of fire and rescue organizations in the U. K highlights the expectations of the government towards all fire and rescue organizations. One of the major standards that Fire and Rescue organizations are required to meet as indicated in chapter I of the national framework is that of good management and leadership.
The chapter further recommends that there should be accountability in terms of leadership by the senior officers of the Fire and Rescue organizations. The management should be able to seek genuine engagement with the workforce of the organization and the locals in shaping the services offered by the organization. Aim of the Report This particular presentation has the objective of evaluating the context Management and leadership within the Fire and Rescue organizations in the U. K. It will also focus on analyzing the roles and responsibilities of managers.
Lastly, the report will assess the aspect of theory and practice of Leadership within fire and rescue Organizations. Roles and responsibilities of managers within the fire and rescue service The Management system of Fire and Rescue organizations is governed by managers each with different roles to play. These include the crew manager, the watch manager, station manager, group manager, area manager and Chief fire officers. All the managers of the organization are responsible for organizing, supervising and planning of tasks. It is therefore essential that each must be competent. Chief Executive /Chief Fire Officer The officer is the overall head of the organization.
In addition he or she advices other managers all issue that are concerned with fire and rescue operations. The officer also takes charge of incidences of up to 10 or more pumps. Deputy Chief Fire Officer The officer takes up the role of the chief fire officer in case of absence. In addition the he also plays the tactical role for directories. The officer also takes charge of incidences of up to 10 or m Brigade Managers/ Principle officers Brigade managers play the role of evaluating the risk assessment outcomes in order to identify the extent of work required in performing a certain task.
Risk assessment outcomes must be evaluated in order to make viable decision on which particular work activities are supposed to be undertaken this will assist in the establishing the requirement of a particular tasks for instance the equipments needed and the planning of proper procedures. The other specified duties of the manager include Formulation, modification, evaluation and reviewing of the service proceduresMonitoring equipment use, records of training and equipment testing Assessment of new equipments and their suitability in brigade activities Supervision of how the workforce uses equipments Representing the organization in brigade matters regionally, locally and nationally.
Station Manager A station manager is usually in charge of a particular station, however he can manage one or more stations. The manager is responsible for all matters concerning service delivery within the stations. He or she can also assume specialist duties. For instance the manager can be in charge of an incident of about 6 pumps or even take up the role of a support during an emergency (Bovaird & Loffler 2009). Other specified roles of the manager include