(Appeared in print at "Watch the Road") Operating an emergency vehicle— both in routine and emergency modes — is probably the highest form of liability a department faces every single day, several times per shift. Motor-vehicle collisions are the second-leading cause of firefighter line-of-duty deaths and the leading cause of EMS personnel LODDs. A single collision can cripple a community and over-tax a department’s already limited resources. All members ...
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