Training Firefighters

TitleTraining Firefighters
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsHarris, CE, Pritchard, MS, Rabins, MJ
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsDissent , ENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTAL , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , Exemplary , product , professional , professional responsibility , safety , workplace , Workplace Safety
AbstractDonald J. Giffels, the president of a large engineering consulting firm, is puzzled by the design of a government facility to train firefighters to deal with fire crashes of airplanes. His firm was under contract to do the civil engineering work for installing equipment at the facility. However, he has severe concerns about the safety of the training facility, and when he contacted the government agency in charge of the design, he was told to not worry about it.
NotesCase from Harris, Charles, Michael Pritchard and Michael Rabins. Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Available from the Wadsworth website.
Abbreviated Case NameTraining Firefighters
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