Training Accidents - Discipline or Machismo
As I wrote around this time last year, "Avoiding Training Accidents, It's All About Discipline" it seems the number of training-related accidents continues to plague public safety. If (as I perceive it) training has become more dangerous than in the past, then the big question is why? Were prior accidents unreported or under-reported? Given the 24/7 news cycle and increased reliance on social media, are accidents (even minor ones) taking on more scrutiny?
A quick Google search for police and firefighter training accidents over the past twelve months yields many training accidents. Unfortunately most seem to occur during weapons training for police and high raise training for firefighters.
As in the past training-related injuries and deaths due to underlying health issues such as heart conditions are nonetheless tragic, accidents and death as a result of training activities continue to occur. The links below lead to very recent training related accidents over the past twelve months . . . click to continue
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