Leadership

MAKING A COMEBACK: THE CHIEF’S AIDE

多多在线观看免费视频Issue 3 and Volume 158.

BY RICK LASKY The history of the battalion chief’s aide takes us back to a long time ago when these aides made their first appearance in the fire service. The value of this position and what it could offer administratively and on the fireground was realized very early. Probably the biggest value, though, was being able to provide the battalion chief with another set of eyes and ears at an incident, thereby allowing the chief to make a more informed decision regarding the actions companies would have to take at a fire. There was no argument as to what the position did for the day-to-day operations, but the impact it had on the fireground was tremendous. Many of the large-city departments had these aides in place, as did some of the departments next to or near those departments. But somewhere along the way, some departments forgot just how important the…

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