Consider this: Your department may have existing SOPs that in most cases are effective, but what about the cases where the SOPs aren’t effective? This issue should be approached with accountability. If you hold your members accountable to all the SOPs but irrelevant SOPs are still in existence (“unchanged since 1981”), what is the perceived value of your operating procedures?
The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to schedule inspections and may never have been checked for fire hazards.
While it might be an argument about whether a person is a baby boomer or a millennial from a standpoint of human resources, the reality is America’s fire problem is also changing constantly. This is going to require a change in attitude about generations.
With all the attention from police, child welfare authorities, building inspectors and others, some of those who saw what was going on at the underground artists' colony say they figured time and again that authorities would shut it all down.