Reducing Firefighters:

USAF’s top civil engineer, Maj. Gen. Del Eulberg, plans to decrease the number of firefighters on duty during low risk periods and have more firefighters available during higher risk periods—a move necessitated by the loss of more than 900 firefighters under Air Force force-shaping efforts, reports SSgt. J.G. Buzanowski. Eulberg is shifting from a “risk avoidance” stance to a “risk management” stance to “provide the level of protection we need to protect people and property with fewer firefighters.” He added, “Other than prevention, the key to fighting a fire is speed, not necessarily numbers.”