Leadership

Consultant Makes Rebuttal Defending Milwaukee Report

Issue 2 and Volume 127.

Consultant Makes Rebuttal Defending Milwaukee Report Vice President The December 1973 issue of Fire Engineering is a study in contrasts and presents a very sad commentary on the state of the fire service in the United States. The editor laments the fact that bills to help the service are bogged down in congressional committees “because the fire service is sitting on its hands.” The fire chiefs at their annual convention were able to muster men and equipment for a parade that took more than two hours to pass the reviewing stand, but many departments cry about the cuts in strength that have to be made in financially hardpressed cities. At the general session of the convention, former National Commission Chairman Richard E. Bland recalls the lack of action to better the fire service. “If you don’t get off your duff and do something,” the magazine reports he said, “it’s going…

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