Leadership

Missing Children Program: A Fire Service-Community Project

Issue 9 and Volume 138.

Missing Children Program: A Fire Service-Community Project FEATURES COMMUNITY RELATIONS The value of the volunteer fire service is very often underrated by the public it serves. Perhaps your department has saved several lives and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of property in the course of a year. Maybe you have invested in the most thorough training you could afford and your members have been on their best behavior. You’ve served the community in the most responsible way you know how. In your opinion, you’ve done a good job. But does the public feel the same way? Unfortunately, the answer is often no. Unless people directly need and benefit from your services they have no evidence that you are effectively performing your duties. They see the volunteer fire department as a social club, not as an organization seriously concerned with the public’s welfare. Missing children program How can you improve…

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