Dave Bestwick started his career in emergency services at 15. As an entry-level, junior firefighter, the goal was to get as much training as possible. After earning many certifications, and after many years of hands-on training, Bestwick progressed through the ranks and held each Lieutenant position. Several years later, he severed as captain before spending seven years as a fire chief for a department in western Pennsylvania. During his time as chief, he oversaw the entire operation consisting of 60 firefighters, an aerial ladder truck, three engines, two rescues, and two squads. Operation out of two stations, the department averaged a little over 625 emergency calls a year.
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Do You Need a Common Sense Approach to Fire Prevention?Breakers K-L
Why do we have a fire prevention plan? If your first answer is that OSHA requires it, you need a more common-sense approach. If you check your extinguishers or keep your exits clear to appease the local fire department, you need a more common-sense fire approach. If you do your fire training because it came up on the calendar, you need a more common-sense approach. If you don’t know your local firefighters by name, you could use a more common-sense approach to fire prevention.