Protecting and Preventing 24/7, 365

By Michael N. Ciampo Over the years, the fire serv- ice has provided much more in terms of service than extinguishing fires; and between terrorism and Mother Nature's fury, we can all expect to do more. Whether your increase in runs is from taking over or assisting on medical calls or your increased training level is bringing you to more emergencies (building collapses, high-angle and trench rescues, and so on), you do much more than fight fires. There's also another side to this job-prevention-and, in many cases, it's more than just fire prevention. After a short informal critique following a collapse incident, two of the members were still in awe of the situation they encountered. They ...

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