(July 16, 2015) When emergency service organizations have theft within the department, it not only creates a financial challenge for the organization, but it presents a negative image in the community.
Financial management is just one of several general management practices needing scrutiny by today’s emergency service leadership. Along with finances and budgeting, are identifying and dealing with risks, legal issues, social media, personnel concerns, and strategic planning. All of these issues require solid financial management to assure survival.
Recently Bill Jenaway, VFIS vice president of education, training and consulting, penned an article for Firehouse Magazine that addresses the consequences fire departments can suffer from, the issues organizations are faced with, how organizational leadership plays a role, case studies of embezzlement and guidelines to prevent financial threats, including VFIS' 10 best practices.
Read Jenaways's 10 Steps for Theft Management in Fire Departments.