Hohman, John J.
August 2005
Fire Chief;Aug2005, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p122
Trade Publication
The article presents information about the Advanced Leadership Development of the fire department of Baltimore County, Maryland. The program grew out of changes in the county government's overall economic structure. Like other municipalities, Baltimore County felt the pressures of the economic downturns of the late 1990s. Departments were asked to take a close look at their budgets, and some were faced with difficult fiscal decisions. In 2001, the fire department dealt with these economic challenges as painlessly as possible by soliciting early retirements and reorganizing and reducing the number of top-tier managers.


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