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School Bus Extrication

We’re starting to see the signs of spring with the green and blooming of the trees, letting us know that warmer weather is right around the corner. This is also the best time for training to hone our... Read More...

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The PreHospital Trauma System From 20,000 Feet

While the title takes a metaphorical stance on the viewpoint below, it is safe to say that prehospital providers should have an understanding of how everything works. The adage that “trauma is easy” ... Read More...

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Waterfalls Rescue and Recoveries

It is that time of year when people will inevitably visit these powerful natural features to awe at their beauty, to photograph them, and for some, to be hurt or killed by the unsuspected dangers the... Read More...

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Only the Brave Need Apply

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” — Billy Graham “Only the Brave” is the name of a recently released movie about the Granite Mo... Read More...

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‘Finding a Problem Is Like Finding a Diamond’ Improving Patient Safety and Reporting Systems

EMS agencies must focus on how they act as a system. Patient safety should be a central part of all EMS agencies. Looking at each EMS agency as part of a system of care is the only way to make this h... Read More...

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The Importance of Education in EMS

As the Spring issue of Fire Rescue Journal goes to press we have just wrapped up a very successful 2018 SC EMS Symposium. The weather was quite the hodge podge; from 35 and flurries at the beginning ... Read More...

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Calling All Citizens Mass Notification in the Fire Service

On Nov. 17, 2011 around 6 p.m., I sat in the fire station listening to possible reports of a tornado in my community. My municipal fire department was not receiving any calls for service but the coun... Read More...

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Moving Cancer Education Forward

By this point, most of us have seen the numbers illustrating the occupational cancer problem in the fire service. Multiple studies have been conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safet... Read More...

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Fire Wipes Getting Rid of the Carcinogens

If you are a member of any firefighter Facebook group, read magazines like this one, or tend to have good conversations in the firehouse, you have undoubtedly heard a lot recently concerning firefigh... Read More...

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NIOSH Pocket Guide A Tool For Both Ops and Technican

Everyone would agree that the world of hazmat has changed dramatically since the 1980s when HAZWOPER was published. The OSHA regulation established five training levels — Awareness, Operations, Techn... Read More...

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Adaptive Leadership in the Hazmat World

One of the greatest leaps we make in our hazmat career is the progression from operations level responder to hazmat technician.  This progression is viewed as a technical challenge, as it involves th... Read More...

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Beware of the Keyboard Incident Commander

In our last article we discussed how my agency’s use of Social Media made an amazing impact for our community during the holidays. Over the last year or so we’ve also touched slightly on negative asp... Read More...

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No One Wants to Play in Your Sandbox

196,000 That is the number of search results that appear when typing, “volunteer firefighter shortage” into your google search bar. It has become an epidemic in the fire service, and there... Read More...

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Farewell Chief Bruno and Thank You!

It was a Sunday night and I was attending a class. How appropriate that was. An alphabetical registration was occurring which allowed me time to check my phone for emails, etc. That’s when I first he... Read More...

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Eighth Time is a Charm

What happens when the third time is not a charm?  I suppose it all depends on the issue and whether you have the fire in the belly to try, try again.  OK, enough of the clichés.  Instead, I want to ... Read More...

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Issue 32.4 | Spring 2018

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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