The danger of LAFE's way of thinking
The following link is a story of the mall collapse in Canada.
Apparently there was some evidence of live victims left in the rubble. The USAR team cited instability and lack of progress for calling off the search. They didn't pause the search to consider another approach... They called it off.
The public response indicated that they felt USAR held their lives in higher regard than the possible victims. In fact, this is the exact sentiment that LAFE and many other "progressive" members of the fire service extoll.
Lt. MacCormack pointed out the fallacy of placing ourselves on a pedestal over the public's lives in his FDIC speech several years ago. He warned that such thinking would cause us to lose the support of the people we serve. The public's response in this case proved him right.
So whether these guys actually felt that way or not, the mere appearance of such thoughts has definitely done some damage in the public's eye.