A New Breed

Wilmoth, Janet
May 2007
Fire Chief;May2007, Vol. 51 Issue 5, p6
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the modern breed of chiefs in fire departments in the U.S. She commented that the modern breed of fire chiefs will mostly manage their departments in a business manner rather than a typical government agency. She observed that these fire chiefs vary from their predecessors in various aspects including education, experience, technology and scope of job. She predicted that advanced programs will pave way for universities to compete for senior fire executives.


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