Fight budget cuts with data
Few expect funding levels for the fire service to return to pre-recession levels. As a result, chiefs are changing the way they measure the services their departments provide. These methods have become the new normal, said Asst. Chief Todd LeDuc of the Broward (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue.
FIRE CHIEF spoke to the 25-year fire-service veteran about his chief experience and how current economic challenges have changed the way he sells his department, including using data to convince officials about the increased risk to safety if budgets are cut.
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