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Crew Resource Management: A Key Component In Fire Fighter Safety

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Crew resource management (CRM) is a system of utilizing the experience, attentiveness, and knowledge of all members on an emergency scene (Ford, 2012). The utilization of crew resource management allows for a better perspective of a situation or scene, which will then allow for better decisions to be made. To establish CRM, a department will need to empower all members, change the culture, and provide CRM training. Empowerment of all personnel to speak up and stop unsafe acts is a key component in fire fighter safety. Personnel should be allowed to stop or voice concerns about unsafe acts without fear of punishment. Company officers should still maintain authority to make final decisions, but should allow the input of
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