Strolling along the fire service blogosphere and industry websites this morning, I happened by the Fire Chief site. It had been a couple of weeks since I last visited and thought it was time I did so.
I am glad I did as I saw an article headline that caught my eye: Neighborhood Missionaries by Chief Jordan D. Pollack of the Breitenbush (Ore) Fire Department.
No it was not an article on for profit, private fire departments. It was an article on fire prevention and education and how we, as a fire service, are so focused on crisis management and not prevention. The article is short, to the point, and provides observations, suggestions, and some interesting statements related to the primary mission of the fire service.
It is not often that you hear (or in this case read) a Fire Chief state that the primary mission of the fire service is fire, injury, and illness prevention! Please take a moment to read this short piece: Neighborhood Missionaries.
I would be curious to hear your thoughts/comments on this topic!