Column: Why 'risk moralists' are wrong

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  • Published: 06/15/2012 12:00 AM

The safety backlash has become fashionable. Even a cursory read of firefighting blogs reveals authors lamenting the failure of the modern safety-conscious firefighters to live up to public expectations. The comments sections are full of their supporters. The backlashers argue that firefighting is inherently dangerous and that you, whomever you are, knew the risks when you signed up, knew the risk when you took the oath, and should be willing, even eager to take those risks.


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