I am honored to have been appointed the next Fire Chief of the Madison Township Fire Department – a department I care about passionately. The last few months have been very fast-paced, with a lot of moving parts to get us to where we are today. We’ve made progress, and the departure of my predecessor offers us the opportunity to adjust based on the strengths and challenges we have experienced recently. I was Deputy Chief when, in early 2023, we developed a strategic plan for the department. As we have been operationalizing that plan, I still believe it is a strong plan that I intend to execute and adapt as we learn and grow.
That said, there are a number of priorities I intend to focus on immediately. These include staff recruitment and retention, team building, our EMS system, and community outreach programs. I believe that the inclusion of others in the development and execution of plans will be key to our success. As such, I intend to work with full transparency and inclusion of people with a diversity of perspectives. I will use this BLOG and our social media channels to share and invite input. Stay tuned for more about MTFD’s vision and future.
“Value Driven – Mission Focused” is my determination to succeed.
Anthony McClure, Madison Township Fire Chief – reach me at email@example.com.