Out Where the Rubber Meets the Rural Road

Coleman, Ronny J.
January 2006
Fire Chief;Jan2006, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p32
Trade Publication
The article presents the author's observation on the United States fire service. According to the author, there are two images of fire service in the country. The first image is that of the American firefighter from September 11, 2001 and the second one is portrayed in the movies and on television. He also compares the urban and community fire departments. There are important things that can be observed in community fire departments even though they lack modern fire apparatus. These are dedication, commitment, loyalty, compassion and competency of fire volunteers and their leaders.


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