The city's Fire and Rescue Department needs stronger leadership and significant- John C.L. Morgan
training in communication skills, says a consultant hired to address issues of
gender bias and allegations of sexual harassment raised in a lawsuit by two
female firefighters. The consultant, the Center for the Prevention of Hate
Violence, presented a training proposal Monday to city councilors. The sessions,
targeted for the command staff, would focus on improving communication within
the department and developing strategies to resolve conflicts.
Related: Two Firefighters Formally File Lawsuit Against City (Thursday, November 5, 2009)