The Wise Leader Must Understand Master Planning

For many years, I have been working to create an understanding of master planning in the fire service. To that end, I am devoting this column and the next couple of editions to this critical topic. Far too many leaders fail to understand that their...


For many years, I have been working to create an understanding of master planning in the fire service. To that end, I am devoting this column and the next couple of editions to this critical topic. Far too many leaders fail to understand that their organizations will operate more effectively if they...


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DR. HARRY R. CARTER, Ph.D., CFO, MIFireE, is a Firehouse® contributing editor. A municipal fire protection consultant based in Adelphia, NJ, he is the former president of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. Dr. Carter is a past chief and active life member of the Adelphia Fire Company. Currently chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners for Howell Township District 2, he retired from the Newark, NJ, Fire Department in 1999 as a battalion commander. He also served as chief of training and commander of the Hazardous Materials Response Team. Dr. Carter is vice president of the American Branch of the Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE). He recently published Living My Dream: Dr. Harry Carter's 2006 FIRE Act Road Trip, which was also the subject of a Firehouse.com blog. He may be contacted at drharrycarter@optonline.net.