Karpluk: Changes to the Fire Department's Culture

Fire service leaders need to recognize that certain practices will cause resistance to change and as a result of this resistance the ability to achieve greatness as a department is hindered.

We need to take steps to control our change, manage the direction we want to go, and changing a fire department’s culture is no different. It may be idealistic, but we should always strive to have a culture that is healthy and optimistic. If we want to grow as a profession, its time to help the outdated culture practices die so something new and great can be created.