Leadership

Study Aids Minneapolis F.D. Effort To Improve Operations, Management

Issue 9 and Volume 134.

Study Aids Minneapolis F.D. Effort To Improve Operations, Management Tragedy struck the Minneapolis Fire Department for the second time in two years in 1979 when a fire fighter lost his life in a basement fire. As so often occurs, some people use tragedy as a motivation to improve their conditions and build a better environment. This was the case in Minneapolis. Local 82 of the International Association of Fire Fighters and Chief Clarence Nimmerfroh of the Minneapolis Fire Department used this crisis as leverage to achieve programs that they had pursued unsuccessfully for many years. Their proposals were well received by both the city coordinator and the City Council and the support they had been seeking unsuccessfully now materialized. Following the adage that a man is never a prophet in his home town, it was decided at the beginning of the program that a consultant in fire protection administration might…

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