By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor Once again, the world saw American firefighters, EMS personnel and law enforcement officers place their lives on the line to save others. Despite the rhetoric of a hard-fought presidential campaign, our citizens were again reminded that their local first responders remain the first line of defense against all disasters, regardless of the cause.But at what price?
Although overhaul isn't the most glamorous part of what we do, it is critically important to the overall goal of saving property. It's also a function where many of us tend to start to get a little relaxed; this leads to increased risks of injury. Follow these rules
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I recently read an article about a firefighter who filed a complaint for harassment. Incidents like these hurt more than just those directly involved. The question on my mind is what was the company officer doing when all this was going on?Two possibilities
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