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Firefighter Safety: Surviving the Tour

By David DeStefano Firefighters make thousands of little decisions and choices during the course of the typical tour of duty, many of which are mundane and of little consequence. However, within the context of any given shift, a firefighter may be called on to make a decision that will affect the rest of his life or the lives of any number of firefighters or civilians. To enhance your safety and efficiency, attempt to operate in a proactive mode whenever possible. Make conscious choices based on solid facts that you have contemplated long before an incident. Following are choices that, if employed correctly, will allow you to operate more safely and prepare for a variety of conditions to ...

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