Monday, February 05, 2007
CDC Ignores Flaws in Firefighter Safety Gear
Over the years, I have dealt with a lot of incompetence, but the CDC leadership takes the cake. They hired an engineer and career fireman to investigate firefighters deaths and to determine what could be done to prevent future deaths. When the guy started drilling to the bottom of the problem, they wrote him up for doing his job and fired him for refusing to ignore critical information. Having served as a volunteer fireman for several years with hand-me-down and out of date equipment, I'd like to punch the CDC leadership for their mishandling of this and the deaths that occured due to their lack of action and their forcing this firefighter out of his job for trying to protect the lives of other firefighters.
Read the story at MSNBC and take pride in your government hard at work...
Flaws Found in Firefighters' Last Line of Defense