Opportunity Lost

von Essen, Thomas
August 2005
Fire Chief;Aug2005, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p44
Trade Publication
Discusses issues responsible for the below-par performance of fire departments in the U.S. View that critical thinking and training are key, but holding bosses accountable for performance is just as important; Discussion on the Fire Department of New York, which has been in the limelight for taking positions that seem to go against the grain; Issue concerning "green berets," a group of South Bronx firefighters who have worn green berets instead of uniform hats in the Saint Patrick's Day parade since the '70s; Comment on Chief Peter Hayden's stand of opposing Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision to exclude the fire department from command on terrorist incidents involving hazardous materials.


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