By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to hire a number of career firefighters over the years. Career or volunteer, we know that interior structural firefighting can be a dangerous and unforgiving work environment. While I know of several amputees who are serving in various fire departments, I'm sure we're going to see many more applying.Here's what you can do
Fire officers understand accountability. They know that when they go on an emergency scene, they are responsible for their crews. Why then do some seem to ignore that accountability when it comes to incidents away from the emergency scene?The missing link
Having the right credentials is essential for emergency workers. Not only do first responders need to show identification on and off scene, but they also need to be accurately tracked in the event of an emergency. Electronic systems have the ability to track and identify an individual on site, with the right identification.