The Killing Fields

Since the beginning of this year, 14 firefighters in the U.S. have died in the line of duty in driving-related crashes. Most, if not all, of those who died were not wearing seatbelts and were partially or totally ejected. Nine firefighters were...


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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 his website at www.emergencyvehicleresponse.com.