Much like Class D fires, political fires require special resources to extinguish ... water doesn’t work well. For all of the hyperbole about how “things burn differently in my town,” there are some things affecting the fire service that do indeed “burn differently” from community to community.

Balancing your community’s fire protection and fire service needs with your political realities is a societal quandary and frankly, sometimes an embarrassing science fair experiment.

Note the word “politics” in this article has nothing to do with Democrats, Republicans or any other political party. Politics in this sense is about a culture of human understanding that transcends leadership. Read More...