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      Paid Firefighters: A Cost-Effective Choice (by Edzo Kelly & Joseph Fleming)

      In a recent editorial in the Washington Post, Professor Fred McChesney questions the value of paid fire departments, particularly unionized fire departments. He has written similar Op-eds in the past. Due to the credibility provided by the editorial board of the Washington Post, local papers might pick up this editorial. To assist local fire authorities in developing a response, we have analyzed Professor McChesney’s editorial, and have listed several resources and Internet links that can be used to supplement the information in this analysis. By Edward Kelly and Joseph Fleming In a recent editorial in the Washington Post1, Professor Fred McChesney questions the value of paid fire departments, particularly unionized fire departments. He has written similar Op-eds in the past.
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      IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter's Memorial Observance: A Fitting Tribute to My Friend & Brother

      (September 22, 2015) I was both humbled and honored to participate as a flag presenter at this years IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service in Colorado Springs, CO. I had the distinct honor to present the IAFF Flag in memory of my longtime friend, Neal Mullane, Sr., to his daughter, Sue Gillis.
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