From my blog at Firehouse Zen:
Our job is dangerous to begin with. So why do we need to add to the danger in a controlled situation? Talk about your efforts in futility- where is the glory and honor in falling off a ladder, or letting a line get away and getting clobbered, or allowing a recruit to get trapped in a controlled burn? If you aren’t going to use your safety equipment and if you aren’t going to use caution in conducting assigned evolutions, shouldn’t we expect you to get hurt?