Critical Tasking Can Increase Efficiency

Coleman, Ronny J.
August 2006
Fire Chief;Aug2006, Vol. 50 Issue 8, p32
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the importance of critical tasking to determine the response performance of an individual or group upon the arrival at an emergency scene. According to the author, critical tasking evaluates system performance reliability. It has a standard of measurement in which the lesser time it takes to respond on emergency cases, the more it protects the lives of the firefighters, saves civilians' lives and lessen property loss.


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