Award Date

2002

Degree Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Department

Public Administration

Number of Pages

42

Abstract

The Clark County Fire Department has no formal career development path for fire prevention (civilian) personnel as it does for suppression (sworn) personnel. The purpose of this paper is to compare the career paths developed for suppression personnel and prevention personnel in five fire departments throughout the State of Nevada. Each department was chosen because they have over 100 total employees. Three dimensions relevant to the extent to which a career development path exists were identified and each department was assessed terms of these dimensions. The results illustrated the need to enhance the career development path in prevention to more closely align with suppression’s path. Recommendations include continuing skills training, supervisor training, educational and certification requirements for promotional and supervisory positions, and additional promotional and supervisory levels to increase the career opportunities within the division.

Keywords

Career development; Clark County Fire Department (Nev.); Fire departments – Employees; Fire fighters; Nevada

Disciplines

Human Resources Management | Public Administration

Language

English


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