“Fire Service Reputation Management White Paper”
Unit 10 Assignment 2 Ethical Roles Read the PDF entitled “Fire Service Reputation Management White Paper” that was sponsored by the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association. The White Paper specifically addresses the im plications for leadership and the proper use of a code of ethics within several common ethical issues including: 1. Cheating 2. Firefighter Arson 3. Theft of Fire Department Funds 4. Misuse of Department Equipment and Facilities 5. Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse by Me mbers 6. Harassment and Discrimination Study the information provided under each ethical issue, identify what ethical roles and responsibilities supervisors, fire chiefs, and organizations have in preventing and responding to each specific issue; describe how these ethical roles would be applied to a situation; and compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities that each player in the scenario takes on. On page six of the White Paper, the authors provide the following statement: “One step in that directio n (to rebuild the fire service’s foundation of ethical behavior) is to establish a national Fire Service Code of Ethics as a guide for improved ethical decision -making. From the establishment of an agreed -upon Code of Ethics, fire service ethical behavior can become part of the training every firefighter receives, from the beginning of basic recruit training to courses at the National Fire Academy, and then expanding into fire science higher education programs for future leaders.” In a separate section of y our paper, provide an in -depth analysis and formulate recommendations on the development of a National Fire Service Code of Ethics and how training programs can contribute to the fire service’s foundation of ethical behavior. Directions In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the Assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria: Include a cover page and references pa ge in 10 –12 -point font (Arial, Courier, and Times New Roman are acceptable) Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.) Writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics Appropriate citation style should be followed You should also make sure to: Include a t itle page with full name, class name, section number, and date Include an introductory and concluding paragraph and demonstrate college -level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English Use examples to support y our discussion Cite all sources on a separate reference page at the end of your paper and cited within the body of your paper using APA format Submitting Your Assignment Compose your paper in Word and save your document in the following format: Last name First Name Assignment. ( Example: SmithJohn Unit 10 Assignment2). Submit your Assignment by selecting the Unit 10: Assignment 2 Dropbox by the end of Unit 10. Checklist for the Unit 10 Assignment 2 Criteria: Ask yourself the following questions. Not Yet Yes Content Did you successfully identify six ethical roles within emergency services? Did you describe six ethical roles of emergency service officials and t heir application to a situation? Did you analyze six ethical roles of emergency service officials, comparing and contrasting thos e roles in a specific situation? Did you provide an in -depth analysis and formulate recommendations on the development of a National Fire Service Code of Ethics and how training programs can contribute to the fire service’s foundation of ethical behavior? Research Is your research current ? Did you use at least two credible sources beyond the text material and discuss how you evaluated the credibility of the resources used? Did you discuss all the required areas in a substantive manner? Did you use appropriate reference material to support major statements? Quality Is your content complete enough to address the topic and questions? Is there a logical flow to your ideas? Did you present the material in a clear and concise manner to provide easy readability? Format Did you prepare your Assignment as a Microsoft® Word ® document ? Did you label your file correctly? Did you use APA format to cite your sources? Did you check your document for grammar and spelling? Does your Assignment fulfill the length requirements?