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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Ron Ayotte
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Another great article, Dave.
2015-06-25 00:54:57
L. Brown
On The Job
"...if you aren’t happy where you are, many (including me) will ask what you’re doing to make a change either within the organization or within yourself. It’s not because we’re trying to give you a hard time, it’s just because we care and we prefer to associate ourselves we like-minded people who are motivated to…
2015-06-18 13:04:03
Bryan Lynch
Advancing Hoselines
The USFA would benefit from an overhaul in the way that they collect and disseminate data. The categories are generally broad and tend to tabulate LODD's by type rather than task. If we collected data based on fireground task performed (interior fire attack, vertical ventilation, search and rescue, VES, etc.) it paints a very different…
2015-06-08 18:36:34
aaron fields
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
I usually cringe when I get quoted. I am just saying what I believe, but often what you say gets filtered through what folks want to hear. In regards to being quoted in Dave's piece here, I am not only humbled, but happy to be included in such a fine piece. If you disagree with…
2015-06-07 00:15:35
Bill Schnaekel
Of Bunsen Burners, Thermocouples, Big Mustaches and ¾ Boots
Simple yet brilliant.
2015-06-05 14:35:07
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