Daily Incident Log – 05/24/2016 North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

Police looking for 2nd suspect impersonating Charlotte firefighter     The Iredell County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a suspicious person acting as a Charlotte firefighter ... Read More...

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From the Editor - Spring 2016

In our winter 2013 issue, Managing Editor Gwen Shuford started a special “Homefront” section to address the needs of the first responder family.   Read More...

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Rescue Training

I would dare to say that perhaps the most important position in any department is that of the Training Officer. This person must be familiar with so many of the things that rescuers must know, such a... Read More...

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A Lethal Cascade of Events

In 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that there were over 212,000 industrial related falls that resulted in serious injury, 605 fatalities. That averages 48 falls per hour if considering... Read More...

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A Safe Haven for Newborns

It’s been a pretty routine shift so far. You’ve just finished dinner so you and the crew sit for a little TV before finishing house duties. Suddenly there’s a knock at the front door. You casual... Read More...

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Heavy Vehicle Rescue

The weather is turning warm and it’s time to start planning for upcoming extrication training. As the warmer weather rolls in, so does the increase of drivers on the road. Statistics show that more f... Read More...

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Why can’t something be taught online?

“You can’t teach that in an online class.” I’ve heard this phrase doggedly expressed by many over the past 15 years. I have struggled to find a topic that is truly undeliverable via eLearning. To dat... Read More...

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Managing Your Information During Contentious Political Environments

As you read this article, we find ourselves right smack in the middle of a contentious political environment; it only takes a few minutes of watching the news each evening to realize this. It is impo... Read More...

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The Dynamics of Leadership Principles, Values and Skills — Putting the Organization First

As I reflect back over the years in my career there is one lesson I remember that resonates from my mentors; “If you put the organization first, then your wants and ambitions will soon follow. But it... Read More...

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Alternative Fuel Vehicles Yesterday’s Dream and Today’s Nightmare

Alternative Fuel Vehicles – Yesterday’s dream, and today’s nightmare This issue we will examine the alternative fuels that vehicles are using that were once a dream to reduce carbon emissions th... Read More...

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TACTICAL THERMAL IMAGING Consideration and Surface and Gas Cooling

We are accustomed to using Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC) for search operations but very few firefighters apply the TIC for interior structural fire attack. If we were to survey 10 company officers to... Read More...

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Issue 30.4 | Spring 2016

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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