Fire Chief: Lessons Learned Climbing the Ladder

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iUniverse, Sep 9, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 302 pages
Over the past 40 years Chief Graner has seen the death and injury rate from fires, for firefighters and civilians, continue to grow. Could the root cause of these continuing deaths and injuries be that the leaders of government and the fire service have failed to learn from the lessons each event should have taught?

Fire Chief, Lessons learned climbing the ladder, tracks the many events, incidents and experiences that must be learned if we as a nation and as a profession are to reduce the high cost of fire safety.

Fire Chief, Lessons learned climbing the ladder, is also a road map for those who seek to become a Fire Chief and a guide for their families.

For the public, Fire Chief, Lessons learned climbing the ladder, is a true insight to the dangers and challenges facing each of the people in the Public Safety and the challenges a Fire Chief faces serving the public and his or her staff. This is also an eye opening account of the dangers every citizen faces due to failures of elected officials to enact laws that will improve public safety.

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About the author (2004)

Chief Ron Graner's professional career in the fire service has spanned more than 40 years, starting as a high school volunteer in a small village fire department and rising to chief officer ranks in a large Class 1 city department. Chief Graner served as the career fire chief in one combination and two full career departments. He strongly believes that neither the structure of the department nor the receipt, or lack, of a paycheck should limit or define the need for professionalism in the fire service. He has degrees in business, fire science and fire service administration, plus extensive training and experience in all aspects of the fire service and emergency management. Currently a Public Safety Consultant and Peer Assessor for the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, he has written this book to share his knowledge and expertise.

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