An important element of professional development is the opportunity to access reference materials that promotes learning, reinforces job knowledge, and provides manipulative skill instruction. The Poway Fire Department has established a library of books and reference materials at each fire station. The Station Library consists of up-to-date, pertinent items that will assist with individual development and company training activities. Books within the Station Library include, but are not limited to, job-specific instruction manuals, department policy and procedure documents, response reference guides, and information regarding leadership qualities and management techniques. The Station Library is a standardized inventory of materials located at each fire station. That is, the items at 1 station are the same at all other stations.