Goldfeder: Don't Give it Up

While economic times are tough, fire departments must realize the importance of their assets and not offer to give them up.

Times are tough and clearly, as always, fire departments have to operate as effectively as possible and provide nothing for anyone to unfairly target. And while these days, in almost every community, departments are being "looked at," the last thing we wanna do is to "give it up" by failing to train, failing to follow the SOP's, failing to turnout or failing to insure the media and the public fully understand why we are so critical to them.

We are critical to them. They just don't know it yet.