BY MICHAEL DALEYFire service statistics show that an average of 100 firefighters lose their lives in the line of duty each year. The National Fire Protection Association reported that 18 percent of line-of-duty deaths in 1999 were the result of firefighters not being able to find a secondary means of egress after they had become trapped. These are statistics no fire department wants to contribute to in any fashion. Our department decided to address this challenge before it might be too late. AN IDEA IS BORNWhen Chief James Beebe discovered that a local developer was putting up a major distribution complex in a northern area of our district and that a 21/2-story wood-frame dwelling was re...

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