By John F. "Skip" Coleman, Technical EditorA few months back, I wrote a blog on fireengineering.com and received a lot of negative feedback. My intent was to take a national problem that has plagued the fire service for more than 100 years and attempt to simplify it into very understandable and direct terms. Many departments and organizations have attempted to reduce firefighter fatalities. Some efforts are very parochial, while some organizations have written many pages on the subject, intended to culturally change the fire service as a whole in its tradition-laden practices. My blog provided three things that I believe a firefighter could do to lessen the chances of being kill...

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