Leadership

With the Editor

Issue 12 and Volume 101.

With the Editor The Lengthened Shadow of a Man Somebody once said that the successful business enterprise is but the lengthened shadow of a man. This might apply with equal force to fire departments and to associations that service them. In its 75 years, the International Association of Fire Chiefs has progressively advanced in stature and in its accomplishments in the field of fire protection and prevention. Looking back over those years in which the Association realized its greatest progress there have been the lengthened shadows of a number of outstanding leaders. No business nor association can long survive without capable, mature management and direction. Boards of directors and committees are all necessary increments in any enterprise, but they never alone brought the enterprise success. Somewhere at the top, there must be a man to provide the drive and direction. The International Association of Fire Chiefs has just wound up…

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