Charleston's Lessons

Wilmoth, Janet
July 2008
Fire Chief;Jul2008, Vol. 52 Issue 7, p96
Trade Publication
An interview with J. Gordon Routley, head of a task force of fire experts hired by the city of Charleston, South Carolina to determine what went wrong in the June 18, 2007 fire that killed nine firefighters, is presented. They will work with the department on a five-to-10 year strategic plan to implement all the task force changes and recommendations. There will be an interim team in place for 90 to 120 days while they hire a new chief. Code enforcement is an area that the group is focusing on.


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