• Thomas E. Drabek


While the story has been around for years, it merits repeating because of its importance. As with most gems of wisdom it has been modified by the tellers to fit their particular needs. So, depending on their audience, and the time available, many emergency managers will refer to the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff. Because of the frequency with which small children would wander off from families enjoying a picnic, the local community had invested a considerable amount of money in a high-powered vehicle that could rush injured children to a nearby hospital. Finally, one radical town member proposed an alternative. Why not build a fence?


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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas E. Drabek
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

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