Leadership

Questions & Answers

Issue 5 and Volume 114.

Questions & Answers Fire Fighting Risks To the Editor: Paid fire fighters are required to take certain risks as a part of their job. Where life is at stake both paid and volunteer men are expected to take greater risks than otherwise. However when only property is involved do you believe that just as much should be expected from volunteers or is there a limit at which a line should be drawn. A. K. Answer: The subject of risk to life and limb is one which of great personal interest to all fire fighters. It is very doubtful that there is much difference between risks that paid fire fighters should take versus volunteer men. Where life is at stake we are confident that both paid and volunteer personnel react in the same manner and will assume risks far beyond that normally expected in the line of duty. Human emotions are…

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