Command Malpractice Fails Standard of Care

Houser, Kim Ross
August 2007
Fire Chief;Aug2007, Vol. 51 Issue 8, p22
Trade Publication
The author discusses the failure of the standards of care required to professional fire officers in the U.S. Some fire officers fail to use or delegate to competent people specific high-risk tasks. They also fail to properly supervise or train personnel under an officer's command. Moreover, fire officers fail to use the due care expected of a fire command officer of equal years of experience.


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