TITLE

Is Your Department Worth Its Salt?

AUTHOR(S)
Coleman, Ronny J.
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Feb2007, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's views on the cost and benefits of fire departments in the U.S. He discusses taxpayers' concerns on how much fire protection they are receiving, regardless of the fire service offered. He asserts that the level effort should be equal to the level of service. Thus, he suggests that if a lot of people in a community are willing to pay a lot for fire protection, fire departments should have the resources to provide a fairly high level of service.
ACCESSION #
24176724

 

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