Explain some of the economic problems that many cities are facing and the solutions that are being implemented by U.S. fire departments to cope with their shrinking budgets. Please use 4 academically recognized sources.
1. Research and discuss the economic problems U.S. cities have faced which have had a direct impact on the fire service.
2. Research three (3) fire departments that have faced serious economic problems and then discuss the solutions that were implemented by that department to counter the effects of the economic downturn.
3. Discuss whether the solutions have been a success or failure.