Leadership and Management: Fire Service Leadership: Fear of Education?

By Paul Hasenmeier A leader fearing the education of subordinates is a social trend that has implications for the ethical leadership of the fire service. This trend will be analyzed in relation to the fire service, and my specific interest area of public administration; however, intuition says that other areas in safety service may have similar trends. It will be difficult to provide concrete evidence to reinforce the claim of this social trend, however, personnel communication with numerous fire service consultants and research have laid a foundation worthy of observation into the future. A Social Trend Over the last five years or so, the fire service has begun to see a higher importance...

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