Commentary: DELIVERANCE....In OUR Fire Service?

Commentary: There is some very strange stuff going on in Washington, D.C. these last couple of days.

We have had up until last week, a U.S. Fire Administration with good fire folks running it and leading it. Soon though, it seems that they and our programs may end up in another part of the federal government, The Smithsonian Institution.

While a lot of this stuff is still happening and we are told it's not final, sitting back and waiting ain't the answer this time. We continue to hear about being prepared for Weapons of Mass Destruction and terrorism activities and while we do have a level of concern for WMD and Terrorist stuff, it seems the biggest threat to the fire service appears to be in the form of the