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University training of senior fire brigade officers. The new approach in Sweden

Holmstedt, Göran LU ; Jönsson, Robert LU ; Magnusson, Sven Erik LU and Pettersson, Ove LU (1989) In Fire Safety Journal 15(1). p.95-101
Abstract
In Sweden a fundamental development has recently taken place in the training of future senior fire brigade officers. There are two main changes: the training period has been substantially increased and the theoretical part upgraded to university curriculum level with final requirements corresponding to a university undergraduate degree. The new educational system reflects the changing and expanding role of fire brigades and the need for a professionally improved leadership. To put the new training system into a proper context, the varied and dissimilar responsibilities of a Swedish fire brigade officer should be touched upon. Four main sectors are identified: business administration, fire prevention, training of employed staff and rescue... (More)
In Sweden a fundamental development has recently taken place in the training of future senior fire brigade officers. There are two main changes: the training period has been substantially increased and the theoretical part upgraded to university curriculum level with final requirements corresponding to a university undergraduate degree. The new educational system reflects the changing and expanding role of fire brigades and the need for a professionally improved leadership. To put the new training system into a proper context, the varied and dissimilar responsibilities of a Swedish fire brigade officer should be touched upon. Four main sectors are identified: business administration, fire prevention, training of employed staff and rescue service operations. The main structure of the training system and the university curriculum are discussed. (Less)
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Fire Protection, Building Codes, Management, Personnel--Education
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Fire Safety Journal
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15
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95 - 101
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0379-7112
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10.1016/0379-7112(89)90049-0
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  author       = {Holmstedt, Göran and Jönsson, Robert and Magnusson, Sven Erik and Pettersson, Ove},
  issn         = {0379-7112},
  keyword      = {Fire Protection,Building Codes,Management,Personnel--Education},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {95--101},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Fire Safety Journal},
  title        = {University training of senior fire brigade officers. The new approach in Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0379-7112(89)90049-0},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {1989},
}