Teamwork is invaluable

02/01/1999
Teamwork is invaluableThe "good old days" were when firefighters were men of iron, and smoke eating and risk taking were more essential to the cause than thinking about the long-term consequences. But the truth is, we didn`t endure much more pain than today`s firefighters.Today with all of the safety precautions we observe, protective equipment we wear, and effective fire prevention efforts we employ, we have reduced the number of fires in our cities. That is nice, but it appears that we have about the same number of fireground injuries today as we did in those days. This seems analogous to military officers who were using old tactics (from the Revolutionary War when linear formations fac...

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