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Posted: Aug 17, 2012

The Most Dangerous Thing is Me

Date: 8/17/2012 Body: Looking at the statistics of fire ground injuries and deaths, I realized that I could be the most dangerous thing on the fire ground. 60% of fatalities are over the age of 40 (that’s me), 30% are over the age of 50 (that’s me, soon). The number of deaths by heart attack is 44%. That doesn’t have to be me. Many younger firefighters look critically at the older firefighters, questioning their physical condition. Many have even said, “We should have higher fitness ...
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