Budgets are a lot like the weather. To adapt a famous quote, everybody talks about them, but no one does anything about them.
It’s generally assumed that more money would lead to a better fire department.
That may not be entirely true.
My guest, to explain this, is Brad Davison. He did a study on challenges at combinations departments and has some interesting findings.
Until recently, he was engineer/paramedic in Indianola, Iowa. He’s now at the Maplewood Fire Dept. in Minnesota.
Brad has a Master’s degree in Public Administration, with a concentration in Emergency Management from American Military University.
Brad’s article: Budget Limitations: Challenges Facing Fire Chiefs of Combination Departments
Brad’s article: Challenges Facing Fire Chiefs of Combination Departments: Carrying Out the Research
Name the firefighter who founded Cairns and Brothers leather fire helmet manufacturing company.
The firefighter who founded Cairns and Brothers leather fire helmet manufacturing company was Henry Gratacap, a luggage maker.