Note: This article implements the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Life Safety Initiatives (LSI), including LSI 3: Focus greater attention on the integration of risk management with incident management at all levels, including strategic, tactical, and planning responsibilities, LSI 9: Thoroughly investigate all firefighter fatalities, injuries, and near misses and LSI 15: Strengthen advocacy for the enforcement of codes and the installation of home fire sprinklers.
WILLIAM R. MORA, a Firehouse.com Contributing Editor, is a Captain in the firefighting division of the San Antonio, TX, Fire Department. William has done extensive research on the topic of firefighter disorientation including the analysis of 444 structural firefighter fatalities and is the author of the United States Firefighter Disorientation Study 1979-2001. To read William's complete biography and view his archived articles, click here. You can reach William by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.