A Fist Full of Bugles: A Fire Chief’s Survival Guide

August 2, 2018By esciadminBlog

This invaluable resource by Fire Chief Scott A. Weninger (Retired) EFO, CFO, ExMPA, will lead you through down-to-earth and practical steps for achieving your fullest potential as a new fire chief. A very special thanks goes to Chief Weninger for sharing this remarkable resource.

Fire and EMS Planning Approaches and Alternatives

June 27, 2018By esciadminBlog

By: Lane Wintermute   The old adage is: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” There is no shortage of planning tools available to Fire and EMS agencies. Choosing the right tools for your department depends on your needs, your community’s conditions, and your current and expected growth. No matter the format or terminology, … Read More

Planning Approaches and Alternatives: Are You Planning Effectively for Your Organization’s Future?

March 1, 2018By esciadminAnnouncements, Blog

In our last blog entry, Master Planning, Strategic Planning and Why You Need Both, we explained the importance of planning in your fire and EMS agency and talked about the difference between master planning and strategic planning.In this installment, we’ll review these additional planning initiatives: Standards of Cover (deployment planning) and Cooperative Efforts Planning.Standards of Cover … Read More

Succession Planning for Fire and Rescue Organizations

August 22, 2017By esciadminBlog

Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI), the consulting arm of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, is excited to offer Succession Management Programs to Fire and EMS Organizations   One of the principal issues that hinders the full potential of any organization is the lack of fully qualified and developed personnel to fill key positions that open each year through employee attrition. The … Read More

ESCI Announces a New and Exciting Partnership with ISO

July 21, 2017By esciadminBlog

How Does Your Fire Department Compare? A Critical Service Delivery Assessment Tool for Fire DepartmentsBenchmarking: A critical service delivery assessment tool for fire departmentsMunicipal officials, administrators, and fire chiefs need to know how their fire department compares to their peers. Now, Emergency Service Consulting International (ESCI), the consulting arm of the International Fire Chiefs Association … Read More

ESCI Presenting at Learning Lab at FRI 2017

February 26, 2017By esciadminBlog

The Learning Labs are located inside the IAFC Pavilion in exhibit hall and attendance is free. ESCI staff will present five, 30 minute topics.   Friday, July 28, 2017 4:30 PM: Situational Awareness: It’s Not Just for the Fireground Anymore Jennifer Flaig, Emergency Services Consulting International Situational Awareness is the ability to scan the environment … Read More

ESCI Announces Fields Consulting Group Acquisition

February 17, 2017By esciadminAnnouncements, Blog

ESCI Announces Fields Consulting Group Acquisition: Emergency Services Consulting International, the consulting arm of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, is pleased to announce a significant expansion of our services and product line with the acquisition of Fields Consulting Group. Exciting new product lines to include: Chief Officer Executive Recruitment and Selection Promotional Testing Development, … Read More

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

February 14, 2017By esciadminBlog

Situational Awareness: It’s Not Just for the Fireground Anymore! ESCI’s CEO Sheldon Gilbert and Human Capital Division VP Dr. Cassi Fields will present at Fire Rescue International 2017 in Charleston, North Carolina. Thu, 7/27/2017: 3:30 PM  – 5:00 PM WP-106 Session Room: 213 CD Fire departments are being challenged by increased public scrutiny of department personnel … Read More

New Project Initiation

February 10, 2017By esciadminBlog

ESCI Project Team Has Initiated the Development of a Long Range Master Plan for the Dallas Fort Worth Airport Fire Department On January 30, a team from ESCI started working on a Long Range Master Plan for the DFW Airport, the third largest airport in the US. The Master Plan will review the DFW Airports … Read More