Why We Have to Standardize

Issue 11 and Volume 128.

Why We Have to Standardize The fire chief today is faced with many problems his predecessors never thought could occur. Today in the larger cities, the fire service is faced with economic problems. If the fire chief is to use his management training, the time is now, when each dollar counts. Each dollar saved may in turn keep another very much needed fire fighter on the roster. The problem with us, the fire chiefs, is that we say we believe in management principles but we do not expend the energy to develope management principles in an orderly manner. As a matter of fact, what we actually do in some cases is allow our egos to run rampant with the citizens’ tax dollars. One has but to pick up a trade journal to see that City X has received a new piece of fire equipment which cost approximately twice as much…

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