Dupes of Complacency Head Back to Basics

Listrom, John
February 2007
Fire Chief;Feb2007, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p24
Trade Publication
The article presents the views of the author concerning the root causes of mishaps in firefighting. He argues that due to complacency, many fire respondents lack focus and appreciation for the basics in firefighting. He found out that company officers are using bad judgment and indiscretion, thus, unacceptable outcomes become common. Also, staffing levels are reduced or poorly maintained, despite community growth and building materials' vulnerability to failure.


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