Word was issued from the office of Hartford Fire Chief Carlos Huertas that he was unable to find any qualified candidates to fill his open Assistant Chief slots from within the HFD. Huertas stated that he would be initiating a nationwide search outside the Department to fill the slots.It seems as a failure on Huertas's part that no one is qualified or was mentored by him to move up, even though there appears to be several qualified people that should be developed to move up from within
Maybe in an effort to be fiscally responsible , we could find a search company that would give us a package deal. Conduct a search for both the Assistant Chief and a Chief able to properly develop suitable replacements to move up from within.
Its just an idea but I think we deserve suitable people to fill in and lead the HFD, and I don't think we need to look outside, we just need someone that is capable to lead and develop what we have already. Too much time has been wasted on the games that have already been played for the last year or so.