Hazmat Survival Tips: Making Informed and Defensible Decisions

07/17/2009
Beyond the Rule of ThumbSurvival Tip 42By Steven De LisiIt is no surprise that lawsuits claiming negligence on the part of government officials are a fact of life. First responders face a tremendous burden when tasked with making decisions under adverse conditions with limited information. The unfortunate reality is that the outcome of these decisions can be debated in court under conditions that are no less severe, including lengthy cross examinations by relentless attorneys and listening to expert witnesses, some of whom could be your peers, dispute your actions. Despite your best efforts to aid those in need, you now become the victim. It may be enough to even make you seriously questi...

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