What is needed to halt violent attacks on fire crews
The author cites a Rand Institute study that estimates that approximately 88,000 firefighters are injured due to violence against them each year; about 2,000 of their injuries are potentially life-threatening. Glenn Gaines outlines several steps that should be used to shield firefighters and EMS personnel from violence when they do their jobs.
One of the author's suggestions: Rethink new employee/member training courses to include increased awareness of potential conditions where violence may occur.
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