Equations or Effectiveness? Have We Become So Smart We’re Stupid?

The following article is a great “peek” into the state of the modern fire service and shares a very honest and accurate observation as to our possible direction and future as the American fire service.  It is being shared with permission from Joe Brown, www.justlookingbusy.wordpress.com. Enjoy!

How did it come to be this way? Is this truly the future of the fire service, to not fight fires at all? It’s hard to be called out for being wrong when you stand on the side of over-cautiousness with a second helping of safety.  And alas that is where the nation’s authors have gone to avoid confrontation, a catch phrase contest on who can be the safest.

I have a new catch phrase for you, “Return to Effectiveness”. Effective actions combined with appropriate timing to achieve a positive outcome. Effectiveness = fires go out, people get rescued, the fire department does it’s job.

Don’t sell yourself short… read the rest of this great post at www.justlookingbusy.wordpress.com


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