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Based on the report from the discipline most aligned with your discipline or the discipline you hope to enter, discuss your personal experience related to at least one of the critical issues addressed. If appropriate, offer any challenges to the author’s position and/or, offer context for your classmates who are not in the same discipline.
Then, based on the other report in this week’s readings and from a perspective different from that of the author(s), address a least one critical issue in the report and discuss it related to your discipline or the discipline you hope to enter.
For example, you may want to discuss how the same critical issue is important in your discipline and why. You may also want to discuss how your chosen discipline plays a role in working with the primary discipline related to the critical issue. Or, you may want to discuss how dealing with the critical issue by the other discipline effects important relationships between their discipline and yours.
Try to be as imaginative as possible by looking at issues for which the interrelatedness is not as obvious.
This is a thirty-page report that was produced by the Center for Public safety Excellence (CPSE) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in 2019. The report reflects the insight from experts from both organizations and is an effort to chart a course for the modern fire service. The technical working group considered input from labor, fire department management, city/county management, and other stakeholders when they developed the report.
This is a twenty-six-minute podcast from September 2020 discussing the paper above and is not required listening. (Transcript for Podcast)
This nineteen-page report by the Police Executive Research Forum from 2021 outlines six issues critical to modern policing. The report discusses use of force, managing mass demonstrations, handling encounters with persons with mental illness/behavioral health challenges, civil rights investigations of police agencies, establishing legitimacy in the community, and union relations. Students from other disciplines should be able to easily identify with some if not most of these issues. Fire and EMS trade journals have several recent articles concerning their discipline’s role in many of these issues.