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Firefighter LODDs: Tactical Safety for Firefighters: The Writings of NIOSH LODD

By Ray McCormack The death of a firefighter is a tragic event, a loss to the brotherhood of firefighting, the community, and often our functionality. A department that has never suffered a firefighter fatality may be unfamiliar with the effects and ripples of such an event. Every active firefighter death needs to cause ripples in the fire service. Those ripples, while felt, however, cannot overtake an organization in the form of paralysis; instead they must be channeled to eliminate future similar events and improve fireground functionality. There is a branch of the federal government that recounts the events leading up to firefighter deaths and then makes recommendations to prevent futur...

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