Budgeting and Forecasting, Leadership, Ethics, and Trust

10 Steps to Better Collaboration Between Finance Officers and Fire Chiefs

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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).

As a first step, the working group, which is made up of GFOA and IAFC staff and members, developed this list, with 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 to precipitate a larger conversation about how to work together better

  • Publication date: June 2023