TITLE

Stuck in Neutral

AUTHOR(S)
Mayo, Trey
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Aug2008, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p102
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the issue concerning the firefighters safety in the U.S. The author states that motor-vehicle crashes are responsible for more line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) than any single cause except cardiac arrest. He adds that despite its effort, the fire service has made little progress in curbing the number crash-related LODDs.
ACCESSION #
34059919

 

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