First Due Blog Carnival:Wanted: National Fire Chief

The fourth edition of the First Due Blog Carnival is jumping on the recent news that the USFA’s top administrator, Kelvin Cochran, is leaving Washington, D.C. and taking up his old job as Atlanta’s fire chief.

“Grumble…retirement…”
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So, in this roundtable edition, we’re asking you to pitch yourself for the spot. Surely you have to have some notion of what the job entails as well as how you plan to fix all of the nation’s fire problems. It’s not like it’s a leaky oil rig or a war or two. Seriously though, join in and have your say. Express what your platform or first year’s agenda would be and list three priorities you would take on. Remember, the USFA isn’t just about firefighters and line of duty deaths.

Send your submissions or post locations to Backstep by 20 June 2010. The 4th edition will be published Monday, 21 June. We know it’s a close deadline but the vacancy won’t last forever.





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Steve Pegram
Of Falsehoods and Agendas
I am guessing when you say "Eddie" your talking about Chief Eddie Buchanan? who along with the members of his fire department came up with the original SLICE RS concept, however what Chief Buchanan has said about the topic was never hit it hard from the yard, he actually dislikes that term and has addressed…
2015-02-27 02:49:01
John
Of Falsehoods and Agendas
To me the new information is another tool in our toolbox. Those saying "all or nothing" are not using the information correctly. Is it all "new information"? Definitely not, but much of it is presented in a new way that can help us be safer as we take the risks we have "signed on" for.…
2015-02-27 02:21:36
Dave LeBlanc
Of Falsehoods and Agendas
Andy, Nothing but respect brother, but the talking down is only part of the problem. The flat out misinforming, misrepresentation, and insistence that the new is really new…..coupled with the all or never message…that is the bigger problem. I don’t let the “words” bother me, I know how I will do my job. I know…
2015-02-27 00:54:43
Dave LeBlanc
Of Falsehoods and Agendas
I typed too fast.... Should read "My issue isn't with them..."
2015-02-27 00:16:40
Larry
Of Falsehoods and Agendas
wow. I'm truly saddened by this turn of events. A misrepresentation is just that. The moderator of that site retracted it and apologized for not verifying the source. That being said, I would also state that I'm pretty sure we all have made mistakes. But to intentionally misinterpret the message of UL/NIST and the blog…
2015-02-26 23:13:01
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