Leadership intervention for fire service personnel.
Beaton-RD; Murphy-S; Salazar-MK
NIOSH 2004 Jan; :1-20
A multi-component leadership intervention was developed for and delivered to fire fighter officers in an urban fire department. Results from this NIOSH Demonstration project documented both subjective and objective benefits that persisted for at least one and one-half years following the final treatment module. Both officers and line fire fighters in the participating department evidence benefits on the subjective indicators supporting the basic premise that more relaxed, competent leaders would confer indirect benefits onto their crewmembers. A documented decrease of 10-15% in absenteeism in the Demonstration Fire Department translated into a 4: 1 cost-benefit ratio for the leadership intervention.
Fire-fighters; Fire-fighting; Absenteeism; Work-environment; Work-practices; Job-stress; Job-analysis; Psychological-stress
University of Washington, School of Nursing, Box 357263, Seattle, WA 98195-7263
Final Grant Report
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Washington University, Seattle, Washington