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    Default Misleading news headline

    Check out this headline taken from the home page of firehouse.com:

    NFPA: Training Too Often Results in Deaths

    Boy, now all the volunteers in my department who like to complain about training are going to say "I read on the Internet that if we train too often we might DIE!!!"



    (Disclaimer: training deaths are a serious issue and I in no way mean to make light of that... just of the headline)
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    I read it the "unintended way" too, and wondered how often was too often. Then i figured out what they meant, and realized that once is too often.
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    Print out copies of the story. Every dumb@$$ that says that to you, hand it to them and make them actually read it.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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    Hey Bones...
    Reading is fundamental. Unfortunately, comprehension is far too rare. I wish i could do more to teach both. Keep preachin' brother!!
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