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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Jeff chandler
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Very good explanation! I have been known to have the same rant.
2015-01-17 03:58:59
Anthony Correia
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Dave i agree with your whole post. However the one thing I'm not experiencing or seeing is the over safetyifcation. While i hear words spoke about being safe when possible, but not sacrificing service for safety. If anything, i see firefighters more aggressive than when i started many years back due to the increased protection…
2015-01-14 14:37:28
Jon Newton
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Well done. You make some awesome points. In regards to the "numbers".....(and kind of backing up your thought of changing tactics), we have often wondered why there is so much emphasis on RIT and the RIT/Industrial complex. I'm on Chicago and have worked in the Chicago Suburbs for almost 20 years. We've seen the advent…
2015-01-14 04:15:23
Marshall Sampietro
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spot on....
2015-01-02 14:43:50
Ron Ayotte
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“Over safetyification”... Dave, that is the best description of what those who want to prevent us from doing the job want to do to the job.
2014-12-31 16:29:29
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