By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor Probably like many of you, I'm often asked why I always sit near an exit door. Every time I have that conversation, it's a teachable moment. I've also had to explain to friends and family members why I won't go to this or that restaurant, bar, club ... or even stay in someone's home. The hope is that, eventually, people will start demanding, through behaviors and choices, fire safety in the places where they live, work and play.Pushing for safety
A well-planned and executed rescue played a large role in a victim's "lucky" outcome. A man planning to take his wife on vacation had a change of plans when their front porch suddenly collapsed into the basement, leaving him trapped and nearly dead.The plan
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In this story, firefighters may have failed to stop kids jumping from a roof into a snow pile, which begs the question: How much responsibility should firefighters bear for preventing people from injuring themselves?