"Manhood Versus Safety"

For those of you I have not met, my focus in life is in the field of risk management. You are familiar with this discipline as you are in a risk-centric occupation. Risk management is all about identifying the things that can go wrong - and then putting...

I welcome any comments you have. You can get to me through the website www.firefighterclosecalls.com. Or you can get to me at ggraham@lexipol.com. And if you get the chance, please take a look at www.lexipol.com. I think you may like what you see there.

Until I see you again at some conference, I wish you continued success. Please work safely - and wear your PPE.

GORDON GRAHAM is co-president of Lexipol Inc., a California-based provider of risk management resources for public safety organizations. He has been actively involved in public safety since 1973, spending nearly 10 years as a motorcycle police officer while attending Cal State Long Beach to achieve his teaching credential, USC for graduate work in safety and systems management with an emphasis on risk management, and Western State University to obtain a law degree. In 1982, he was promoted to sergeant and admitted to the California State Bar. Graham regularly serves as an educator and trainer to public safety professionals from around the world. He was the first recipient of the California Governor's Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement training in 1995, and in 2005 received the "Presidential Award for Excellence" from the International Association of Fire Chiefs for his lifelong work in improving firefighter safety and performance.