Do you think a fire officer should ride in the backseat?

Moving the fire officer to the back of the rig, according to FireRescue1 columnist Robert Avsec, is long overdue

By FireRescue1 Staff

Robert Avsec's article, "Better emergency response: Put the fire officer in the backseat," produced a healthy debate among fire service professionals. Moving the fire officer to the back of the rig, Avsec claims, is long overdue.

Furthermore, by moving the officer to the back, Avsec said it would allow them to focus on incident response and command.

We asked our Facebook fans if they were for or against putting the officer in the backseat; here are some of their responses.

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