Yesterday on my blog at Firehouse Zen, I planned on commenting on the report by Firehouse.com that Minneapolis is considering whether or not to accept their recently awarded SAFER grant. Well, before I had a chance to do so, it turns out my own department, Hilton Head Island, is also in the same boat. I was actually in a meeting with the Chief of Department when the story broke yesterday, which led to a lot of discussion then and today about this complicated situation.
What do you think? What is the responsible thing to do for both the taxpayers and the department? Trust me when I say we are looking at all the angles, but we'd love to hear what you think.