New York Shooting Tragedy Reminder of Hidden Dangers Faced by Firefighters

The fire service community suffered a shocking and heartbreaking tragedy on Christmas Eve when two Webster, NY, firefighters were killed and two others wounded by a gunman who ambushed them while they responded to a call. An article from Fox News looks at the hidden dangers firefighters may face when responding to a call. In light of the tragedies in Webster and Newtown, CT, U.S. Deputy Fire Administrator Glenn Gaines issued a statement and information regarding the role of Fire and EMS personnel in armed attacks. USFA will release a topical report on the subject later this month.