Pat Byrnes

When I became a fire chief/leader, I wish I knew....

Discussion created by Pat Byrnes on May 2, 2017

Just thinking about things I've been learning the hard way, or when higher-ups ask us for the report that I didn't know was due, or the form that the previous chief didn't file, or what category I was supposed to fill in on a reporting form, or the questions about procurement through our county that I didn't know to ask, or probably a hundred other things that don't seem to be in any manual about being a fire chief or officer. 

 

If you could go back and tell your younger self some advice, hints, or information, what would you say about being a  new rural volunteer fire chief or leader? 


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