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Firefighter Safety and Health Week: Training = Safety

By Forest Reeder The advances in what we are learning about in fire science, new technology, equipment, and the ever changing fireground make it fundamental for every day to be either a continuing education experience or an accelerated learning program for new firefighters. Safety on the fireground stems from high quality repetitive training on the core basics. It's every firefighter's responsibility and every officer/instructors job to increase their own safety and that of their crews through training so that we can execute skills by habit.  In many situations there is no margin for error, and when the time to perform has arrived, the time to prepare has passed. Your safety is skill...

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