I started this blog to share my thoughts about how to make fire departments more effective for less cost. The majority of fire departments can operate more efficiently without reducing effectiveness by adding full- or part-time temporary firefighters. Several of my posts describe how hundreds of fire departments are doing so. They include career, combination and volunteer departments.
Another key to improving effectiveness for less is through quality fire prevention, code enforcement and built-in suppression. They are important elements in managing community fire risk, and several of my posts address those issues.