Ariz. Fire Chief Says Violence Against First Responders on the Rise

Unofficial data indicates an uptick in trends contributing to violent attacks

 

 
 
 

Angie Holdsworth, KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC | | Friday, December 28, 2012


PEORIA, AZ - The ambush style shooting in New York that killed two firefighters is a wake-up call according to a one long time Valley firefighter. El Mirage Fire Chief, and martial arts instructor, Howard Munding has been studying the trends over the past 20 years.

His research shows that some 55-percent of firefighters admit to having been assaulted on the job.  An on-going survey currently being conducted is in line with those figures.

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