After line of duty death, Massachusetts city to hire consultant for Fire Department review

  • Source: Telegram & Gazette
  • Published: 02/03/2020 12:00 AM

The city intends to hire a professional fire service consultant to conduct an examination and analysis of the administration, operations, training and deployment practices of the Fire Department. The study will include a master plan for the Fire Department that will assess its internal operations and staffing, and provide a gap analysis of its current situation against national standards and best practices, according to City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. Simultaneous with that study, Augustus said, he will conduct a review of the Division of Inspectional Services, since it works with the Fire Department to ensure the safety of all buildings in the city. The manager said a coordinated approach by both departments is critical to keeping residents and first responders safe.


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