We have often commented that backing accidents are almost always preventable and they occur with frightening regularity. Not many months go by without reading or hearing about yet another firefighter being seriously injured or killed when backed over by another firefighter. This...
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MICHAEL WILBUR, a Firehouse® contributing editor, is a lieutenant in the New York City Fire Department, assigned to Ladder Company 27 in the Bronx, and has served on the FDNY Apparatus Purchasing Committee. He consults on a variety of apparatus-related issues around the country. For further information, access Wilbur's website at www.emergencyvehicleresponse.com.