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FDIC 2010 Panel Tackles the Diversity Issue

A big room panel discussion at FDIC 2010 examined one of the most combustible issues in the fire service: diversity and discrimination. Moderated by Deputy Chief (Ret.) John K. Murphy of the Eastside (WA) Fire and Rescue, an attorney and regular on Fire Engineering's Fire Service Court podcast, the panel consisted of Cheryl Horvath, division chief of operations for the Northwest (AZ) Fire District; Lieutenant Joseph Muhammad of the White Plains (NY) Fire Department; and Lieutenant Frank Ricci of the New Haven (CT) Fire Department, who one a major Supreme Court decision regarding hiring and discrimination in his department.Murphy began the panel by discussing the amount of legislation spaw...

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