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August Roundtable Replies: How Not to Get Killed Fighting Fires

This month, John "Skip" Coleman asked Fire Engineering readers: In your opinion, what is the one best thing an individual firefighter can do to keep from getting killed on the job? The question got the following responses. Read Skip's response to this month's Roundtable question HERE and add your comments below. Deputy Chief Thomas Dunne Fire Department of New York Response: For many years now, almost half of our fatalities have been cardiac-related.  By now we’ve been pounded with this same message many times, but you just can’t overemphasize the importance of “heart health” in our line of work. When you are not on the fireground your life style, diet, and physical acti...

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