So being new here and being new to the Fire Service, I have a few questions here, but first my background , I have over 30 years of public service [ retired Trooper ] , recently appointed to fill a vacant seat , Now understand I have no real background so this is a time for me to learn. Thanks to my new son in law [ happens to be a Fire Chief and my daughters both Wildland firefighters] he convinced me that I should submit my letter to the Board to be considered. So I have been appointted to fill out term of the office [ 2 years ] and was put in charge of Trucks / Equipment .Now with that all being said here we go;
How do you decide if the request the Chief makes is needed? Should I base my decsion on the Chiefs judgement?
How bad are some these salesman that sell the equipment?
Now take into account that I am taking training this weekend with other newly elected commissioners , so I know no question is stupid . Thanks for your time .