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You are responsible for your own personal safety, and your family, friends, fire department and community are counting on you to honor that commitment. May you and your family enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season.
MICHAEL WILBUR, a FirehouseÂ® 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.