Monday, September 09, 2019
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KCFD LADY LEADER APPOINTED AMID UNION FIGHTING!!!
We talked about this one earlier in the Summer so it's not exactly "news" to our blog community . . . But here's the rubes on social media playing ketchup:
The word today from City Manager Troy who has a lot more power than Mayor right now . . .
"I have appointed Assistant City Manager Donna Maize as Interim Fire Chief for the Kansas City Missouri Fire Department (@KCMOFireDept). She will begin her duties September 8, 2019. She is the first female Fire Chief in the history of the Department."
Here's what the reporting doesn't mention . . .
This comes after real life fist fights among KCFD leaders -- Don't worry this happens a lot more often than is ever reported by the MSM. And the leadership change-up and progress isn't so much of a giant leap forward as distraction as 1st Responders make an impressive push to move outside of city limits like they've wanted to for more than a generation . . .
We'll miss them when they're gone but realize that a great many FD members whom we respect point to the constitutional probs with residency requirements that are being challenged across the nation.
KMBC: Woman named interim chief of KCFD
Fox4: KCFD’s new interim chief becomes first woman to lead department in its history
"Last week, the city manager selected Donna Maize as the interim chief. Maize will be the first woman to ever lead KCFD in its more than 150-year history.
"Most recently, Maize has served as the assistant city manager for public safety, but she also has a long tenure with the department.
“KCFD has been a part of my life since birth when the selection of my first name was made by the firefighters that worked with my father,” Maize said in a post shared on the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 42 Facebook page.
“For almost 26 years I was able to work alongside all of you in some capacity or another until I became an assistant city manager. To be able to lead KCFD today and into the future is humbling at best.”
Developing . . .