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‘Worst. Decision. Ever.': How to manage a former chief now in the rank and file?

Relieving a chief but allowing them to continue to be a firefighter is only going to create problems

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In this episode of “What’s YOUR Problem?” Chief Goldfeder tackles this tough reader question:

Our fire chief was relieved from his position as chief officer of our department and placed on the shift as a firefighter. As his captain, how do I handle this situation?”

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Chief Billy Goldfeder, EFO, a firefighter since 1973, serves as deputy fire chief of the Loveland-Symmes (Ohio) Fire Department. He also serves as Lexipol’s senior fire advisor and is a member of the Fire Chief/FireRescue1 Editorial Advisory Board. Goldfeder is a member of the Board of Directors for several organizations: the IAFC, the September 11th Families Association and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). He also provides expert review assistance to the CDC NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program. Goldfeder is the recipient of numerous operational and administrative awards, appointments and recognitions. He has served on several NFPA and IAFC committees, has authored numerous articles and books, and presented several sessions at industry events. Chief Goldfeder co-hosts the website