Three Things You Can Do So You Won’t Die on Duty

By John "Skip" ColemanI don’t want to seem insensitive; I am positive that the individuals who penned the “16 Life Safety Initiatives” did so with only the best intentions in mind. The intended end result of their efforts is the same as mine: to stop firefighters from dying on the job (and off). But come on! I know firefighters. My father was a firefighter. I grew up around firefighters. My dad played in the department's softball league, and we went to the games when I was a kid. We went to fire department picnics, on camping vacations, to shift parties and cookouts, and so on with the families of other fire department members with whom my dad worked....

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