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For more than three decades, the Fitch & Associates team of consultants has provided customized solutions to the complex challenges faced by public safety organizations of all types and sizes. From system design and competitive procurements to technology upgrades and comprehensive consulting services, Fitch & Associates helps communities ensure their emergency services are both effective and sustainable. For ideas to help your agency improve performance in the face of rising costs, call 888-431-2600 or visit

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Fire service leaders need to lead the way forward with social, technological and financial adaptations
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When cutting expenditures, be careful you don’t put your patients and agency at risk
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How to recognize signs of stress in personnel and offer support during the COVID-19 crisis
Fire service leaders must handle four leadership challenges to maintain an effective fire-based EMS program
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