Money Can't Solve All of Fire Service's Problems

Coleman, Ronny J.
December 2006
Fire Chief;Dec2006, Vol. 50 Issue 12, p26
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The article focuses on the rising cost of providing fire protection services and the level of service desired by the community. Due to the rising cost of providing fire protection services, it has been important for fire chiefs to acquire financial planning skills. It is also significant to consider the increasing demand to fund salary increases and retirement and health benefits of fire fighters. With this, fire departments are facing unprecedented cost increases as they cope with growth.


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