Many Firefighters Die Avoidable Deaths, Investigation Finds

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The Kansas City Star, in a months-long investigation, found widespread problems in U.S. fire-fighting. In tragedy after tragedy, firefighters paid the price when fire departments didn’t learn from others’ mistakes. “We are sadly unoriginal,” said Kevin Kalmus, a fire captain in Austin, Tx. “We allow the same events to occur year after year that lead to firefighter fatalities.” “You see the same things . . .

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