The resignation of the fire chief brings to mind the question: who runs the fire department?
Does the fire chief run the department?
Does the union head of the firefighter’s local run the department?
Or does city hall run the department?
The greater question is this: does it matter who runs the department as long as the department is run efficiently and by the book?
Fire chiefs come and fire chiefs go. The department always carries on.
However, it is imperative that the Everett Fire Department be run by a qualified chief of operations who understands firefighting, who has been a firefighter himself or herself, and whose entire amount of dedication to service is literally married to the welfare and to the betterment of the department.Continue reading “Fire chief resigns”