I would like you to think about how you can build political support without wrestling in the mud of this campaign season.
If your department has not worked up an “exit strategy” for when things get back to normal, you should start.
Teamwork. We all talk about how important it is in the fire service. Recently during interviews for entry level firefighter, candidates were asked why it is important or how important it is in this occupation.
It seems they always have a reason to not invest in the fire department. Maybe it is because they don’t clearly understand the value to the quality of life that a well-staffed fire department can have.
At some point, the threats associated with the pandemic will be within acceptable controls. When that happens, departments need to be ready to return to trainings regardless of what the “new normal” is.