GFOA and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are working together to develop resources to promote better collaboration between finance officers and fire chiefs. An introductory public finance curriculum geared toward firefighters is in the works, along with checklists that finance officers can use when meeting with their counterparts in the fire department (and vice versa for fire chiefs).
Q&A with Samantha Babich
GFOA recently spoke with Samantha Babich about a career in fire service, what its like to build a finance organization, the benefits of transparent budget decisions and how governments can improve their recruiting.
10 Steps to Better Collaboration
GFOA and IAFC staff and members developed a list of items geared toward both central office finance professionals and fire department executives. We encourage you to share this list with your colleagues in the fire department.
This panel discussion, November 17, will feature both finance officers and fire personnel talking about how to improve communication and address the many challenges that make capital planning, budgeting, purchasing, and other areas uniquely difficult for the fire service.