- Apr 16, 2008
Seeing the complete list of cars including the fire commissioners cards and staff and having grown up in an area where they didn't have fire commissioners I have a question. Why do many large cities have fire commissioners in addition to the officers of the fire department? It seems like they are just a redundant level and everything could be handled by adding a few additional officers to the fire department ranks. I believe from what I've read elsewhere and here that they are also more politically oriented positions. Is that true?