Daily Incident Log – 12/12/2018 North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

Asheville Fire Department remembers firefighter who died in line of duty   Asheville firefighters paused Monday to remember a colleague who died in the line of duty. Charles "G... Read More...

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EMS Have Best Opportunity to Detect Signs of Child Abuse

EMS is an important point of contact for children who suffer from child abuse, which is also called non-accidental injury (NAT).  In North Carolina, and many other states, EMS is required to report s... Read More...

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Does Your Agency TRULY Benefit the Continuum of Care?

It should be no secret to any of us that change is on the horizon for EMS. We have been charged with doing things better, at lower costs and with little recognition as a profession. No longer are we ... Read More...

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What does the Congressional Fire Services Institute Have To Do With First Responders?

Shortly after attending Fire Rescue International in Charlotte, I received a call from Gwen Shuford, managing editor of this publication. She saw some literature we displayed at our booth about the m... Read More...

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NCTMA Update

The North Carolina Tactical Medical Association has had its work cut out! Over the past few months we have been continually pushing forward to make the association both beneficial and relevant to the... Read More...

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After the Explosion What Injuries Will You Encounter?

As we learn about trauma medicine, the topic of blast injuries usually gets very little coverage. The thinking on this is that blast injuries are so severe that there isn’t much hope for that patient... Read More...

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The Active Shooter Threat: Command and Control Considerations

In 2016 the Federal Bureau of Investigation stated that second only to terrorism, active shooter events are the most complex problem facing public safety agencies in the United States. These events i... Read More...

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The Truth About Cancer Hazards and Turnout Gear

Awareness of cancer clusters among firefighters has increased recently as more information becomes available. Over the last decade, three key studies have shown elevated risks of certain types of can... Read More...

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A Firefighter’s Risk of Developing Cancer is Twice That of Any Other Profession

Smoke produced by fires today is much more dangerous than in years past. In the past, furnishings were made from natural products such as wood, cotton, wool, silk, glass and metal, which produced har... Read More...

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Minimizing Cancer Risk Through Station Design

(This is part one of a two part series.) Serving your community as a firefighter has always been recognized as a dangerous, yet rewarding endeavor.  Most of the dangers have been fairly easy t... Read More...

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Think Outside the Box Think Outside the Station

In a previous article, we talked about getting out of the station and utilizing the Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook for hazardous materials training. In this article we’re... Read More...

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Issue 32.2 | Fall 2017

Keeping First Responders Safe
Ideas to improve safety on the job, leadership, serving our community and keeping the desire to serve others...
 



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