Depressing Times

Wilmoth, Janet
July 2008
Fire Chief;Jul2008, Vol. 52 Issue 7, p6
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the effects of the depressing economic condition to fire departments in the U.S. She cites that Oak Brook Fire Department faces crisis as the budget of the city is based on retail sales tax and revenue that Jim Bodony, Fire chief, has wage freezes and fire departments with strong support from community are far more better. The author suggests to review the fire grants process and payouts for the needy fire departments.


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