Firefighter Safety: Weather Considerations: Cold and Dark

10/22/2013
by Glenn A. Gaines Deputy U. S. Fire Administrator Recently I got up at 5:15 AM to get a run in before heading up to the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg to fulfill my responsibilities as Deputy U. S. Fire Administrator. Something was clearly different. It was cold and dark. No matter, I thought. With the street lights and pole lamps in front of the neighborhood homes I can see well enough. While running, I am often able to allow my thoughts to drift from work to family to national and local issues. This particular morning my thoughts began to center on what is coming at us in the next few weeks. This is especially important for those of us living above latitude 38. It is...

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