It's Foolish to Ignore the Lessons of Proximity

Coleman, Ronny J.
December 2007
Fire Chief;Dec2007, Vol. 51 Issue 12, p30
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the goal of lessening line-of-duty deaths in fire services in the U.S. He asserts that if the number of firefighter fatalities are lessened, the loss of life to fire of those being protected will also be reduced. He cites the Near-Miss Reporting System concept, of which he believes is a way to prevent line-of-duty deaths. He advises that if the problem can not be solve on a national level, then a much more focused approach on a local level is needed.


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