Firefighter Training


Issue 9 and Volume 159.

BY WILLIAM SHOULDIS One day, all the concepts of community risk assessment will be examined and every structure will have an active fire protection system. One day, scientific advancements will reduce the flame spread and smoke production of burning materials. Some day, the legal, political, and social objectives of the emergency services will focus on life safety. The role of the fire department will continue to evolve from a conventional group of trained first responders to an innovative army of public safety specialists. Experiencing a loss by fire is an extreme event. Lives are suddenly turned upside down; normally, residents have no real knowledge of the steps toward recovery. When a life is lost to fire, the incident is even more tragic. The impact on a family, the firefighters, and the community is enormous. Years ago, the National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control initiated a proactive approach aimed at…

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