RYAN QUINN

Pleading from a Chief: Don't Take My Tools Away!

Blog Post created by RYAN QUINN Employee on Mar 30, 2009

It isn&#39;t easy, or glamorous, or heroic work&#0160;enforcing fire codes.&#0160; We joke in the fire service that the code enforcement people - the fire marshals, the prevention officers, the fire chiefs - are the only ones in the fire department who don&#39;t get waved at with the whole hand when they&#0160;drive down the street.&#0160; It&#39;s not that we&#39;re bad people, but we&#0160;can be&#0160;quite unpopular&#0160;at times.&#0160;&#0160; That&#39;s because we usually end up costing folks money trying to protect them, and the public, and our own firefighters from <span style="FONT-FAMILY: &#39;Comic Sans MS&#39;">their </span>carelessness, accidents, the&#0160;stupidity of their neighbors or the occasional act of God.&#0160; Yet truth be known,&#0160;fire prevention folks&#0160;save far more lives and property from fire losses than a whole fleet of firefighters on big red trucks.&#0160;

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