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This chapter provides a description of an incident of fratricide in which British fire killed British military personnel. In addition to the complexities related to technological solutions, research into fratricide has highlighted the need to explore the problem from a Human Factors perspective, focusing on the humans involved and how they interact with the technology. The combination of these factors emphasizes the need to comprehend the causality of fratricide incidents fully and identify preventive measures to protect personnel from such incidents. The chapter also presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in this book. The book presents the application of the model of fratricide causality to an incident of fratricide and an ideal version of events in which the incident of fratricide could not have occurred. It also presents a summarised review of methods utilised within the fratricide and wider safety domains. The book provides initial evidence of the applicability of the model to explaining fratricide causality.