Tough Lessons

McCright, Grady E.
December 2005
Fire Chief;Dec2005, Vol. 49 Issue 12, p42
Trade Publication
The article relates the experiences of and lessons learned by a fire chief who responded to two emergency calls for help. One mistake he committed was when he rushed to a crime scene without first checking the crime scene for safety purposes. The second mistake was his failure to procure landing-aid strobe lights for assisting nighttime landing emergencies.


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