Missing in Action

Wilmoth, Janet
March 2004
Fire Chief;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p8
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the theft of emergency vehicles by terrorist groups. Counter-terrorist experts believe that emergency vehicles could be stolen, rented or purchased by those planning to target critical infrastructure and seriously harm large numbers of people. The use of emergency vehicles as explosive devices occurs frequently overseas. While it hasn't happened yet in the U.S., the danger is still there. So security precautions should apply to fire stations and equipment. Frequently, due to staffing or culture, fire stations are left unlocked or with the bay doors open after a fire truck leaves the station. Anyone could wander in and remove turnout gear or other equipment.


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