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Firefighter Safety: Ambushed!

By Jeremy Jones The absolute most deadly type of attack that can be perpetrated on a firefighter or first responder is the ambush attack. If you are the intended first target of an ambush attack, there is generally one thing—and one thing only—that will save you: luck! But, if you have a little luck on your side, good situational awareness and “preplanning” (as discussed in my previous articles) will play an essential role in your survival if your crew is the target of an ambush attack. I say “a little luck on your side” because surviving an ambush attack requires some good luck shining on you. If a determined individual, with competent skills and adequate firearm equipment targets you fo...

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