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    Default Chief Rusty Thomas announced his resignation..

    Who will be next in Line for the position of Chief? Is this a good thing?
    Bad thing? Will this help with a stronger Department? Just wondering.

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    I saw this on TSL and wondered the same thing.

    I skimmed through the NIOSH report, saw most of the shockers that have been brought up in the thread on here, but didn't pay enough attention to the report or any subsequent articles as far as leadership and command structure went.

    So I'm curious as well.
    These opinions are mine and do not reflect the opinions of any organizations I am affiliated with.

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    I believe it's the best decision he has made (if he made it????)in the last 11 months. RIP C-9
    Shut the nozzle stupid, thats' smoke not fire!

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    Boy after reading most of the 270+ pages of that report...

    I can see why he gave notice before it came out.

    I hope those guys get some great leadership down there and that the healing continues.
    I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

    "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."

    "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."

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    The report was a long read. And a tragic one. Marvelous when an incident has no management/control.
    "Professional" means your attitude to the job...

    Nullus Anxietas ..... (T Pratchett)

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