Like many people, I do a lot of reading, especially on airplanes, where I seem to spend way too much of my time. I read not only about fire service and homeland security issues, but also about organizational leadership, management, government and politics in general. Newspapers and...
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The road ahead of us as a fire service is full of new and different challenges that must be met head-on by the leaders of our industry. Part of their reality is that they are operating in a much different political landscape than we’ve been accustomed to in the past. The success of the fire service in addressing our future challenges will depend on how effectively we can come together to influence the decision-making process of government, at all levels.