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Fire Department Policies & Politics

August 3rd, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

From the Mayor’s Desk:

According to the media, a group of local ministers and other community leaders held a press conference at noon today to voice their support for Chief Sherman George.

Like the ministers, I also support Chief George and have supported Chief George through some pretty bumpy times since I was elected. However, I feel very strongly that an effective, safe, and well-run fire service is essential — not only to the City and to the families of City firefighters, but also to the dozens of surrounding communities that rely on the St. Louis Fire Department for mutual aid.

I don’t believe — frankly, no one believes — that the Fire Department can continue to operate safely and efficiently without one-third of its fire captains and battalion chiefs. Read more…

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KSDK: “City Leaders Brace For Decision On Promotions”

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