Can You Expand Your Resources When Funding Is Dwindling?

03/01/2007
BY ERIC G. BACHMANAs our communities grow, we must meet increased service demands. When technology changes, we must keep abreast so that we are not caught off guard. When faced with a challenge, we must look at all avenues that might help us overcome the obstacles in our way. INFLUENCING FACTORSIn the fire service, we can control some things, such as our attitude, work ethic, and enthusiasm for the job regardless of whether we are career or volunteer firefighters.However, there are many factors outside our control that compromise our abilities to do a better job. Staffing is one of them. In a career department, you cannot hire as many firefighters as you would like. In a volunteer departm...

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