We all know firefighting is a dangerous job, and sometimes one's proximity to death may be too close for comfort. Cameras caught these acts of bravery, and luckily none of them resulted in major injury or death. Take a look at 2012's top firefighter near misses.
Buildings equipped with standpipes and/or sprinkler systems will have a fire department connection located on the outside. If there is only one FDC, then there is no concern. But if there are two or more FDCs, then ensuring the right FDC is supplied will be crucial. Reading is fun!
"People will sue over anything.Lawmakers need to take a look at these lawsuits and enact some legislation to protect first responders. This was in no way negligent and is a crock."
—Darrin Haskell in response toCity pays millions for firefighter-caused blaze
"Also had a smallrural VFD broken into with equipment including radios and light bars stolen. I can't believe there are idiots in this world that will steal the stuff that could possibly save the lives or property of their own family."
—Cliff Dahl in response toTwo volunteer depts. burglarized