Combo Chiefs Offer Up Conflict Solutions

Chiaramonte, Mike
February 2005
Fire Chief;Feb2005, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p20
Trade Publication
The article focuses on two fire chiefs, one of a volunteer and the other of a combination department, who had been friends for years and decided to take a trip to Italy. They arrived in Rome and went to the Vatican. Among the sites they visited was the famous Sistine Chapel. A chief in central Texas found that career firefighters need to be active in training and communicating with the volunteers or the department splits and does not work very well together. The department has two or three practice structure fires a year, and the chief states that this develops teamwork and fosters career and volunteers to have confidence in each other.


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