Time to Choose Love or Respect

Coleman, Ronny J.
June 2005
Fire Chief;Jun2005, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p32
Trade Publication
The article discusses the difference between two different aspects--love and respect--of the relationship between the fire service and the community it serves. According to the author, fire fighters are loved for their service to the society but hardly get any respect by the public. The reasons are manifold. The public-education efforts of fire departments are not dedicated and lack systematic programs. The author believes that one way to evaluate the commitment to public education is to look at whether the department develops its own public-education material or buys commercially available materials.


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