Roundtable: Working on Sprinklers

01/04/2012
By John "Skip" Coleman If you stop and think about it, firefighters do a lot. Not only do we put out fire, put on band aids, pull people from the water, and a plethora of other things, we also must know a lot about a lot of different things: The combustion process, hydraulic calculations, chemistry, blood circulation, and countless others. With all that in mind, we also must understand that we accept a certain amount of liability in the process. Although not an everyday occurrence, fire departments and municipalities do on occasion get sued for negligence or other legalese because of our actions or for our alleged acts of omission. In some instances, perhaps it would be bette...

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