Firefighters as Arsonist

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Posted by Dean [] on Saturday, June 08, 2019 at 11:45:37 :

In Reply to: Re: MARTY posted by Marty [] on Friday, June 07, 2019 at 10:36:51 :

To all,

According to statistics provided by the United States Fire Administration ( there are 1,082,500 firefighters in the US, 278,300 career and 804,200 volunteer.

Arson Convictions of firefighters each year: 100

100 convictions into 1,082,500 career and volunteer = 0.0000923% per year.

I personally worked for 37 years as a volunteer and career ff in a variety of assignments, wildland, rural, urban, and municipal, and I never encountered a single ff who was charged with arson. It has happened in profession though.

Statements made in a public forum in jest can be misleading the uninformed.

That aside, wear and care of apparatus varies with the attitude of the agency leadership. I was taught to take care of it because it takes care of you.

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