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CarolinaFireJournal - Industry News, 2010 WinterCarolinaFireJournal - Industry News, 2010 Winter -   Industry Leaders Revive Class A Training Program  
   
 
 
     
         
             
             The 2010 International Class A Foam and CAFS Academy in Glendale, Arizona will be sponsored by Elkhart Brass Mfg. Co., Inc., Waterous World...
Industry News - Issue 24.3 (Winter 2010)

| 01/01/2010

Industry Leaders Revive Class A Training Program   The 2010 International Class A Foam and CAFS Academy in Glendale, Arizona will be sponsored by Elkhart Brass Mfg. Co., Inc., Waterous Worldwide, and Phos-Chek/ICL-PPLP.   The three-day academy, which begins Feb. 18, will be structured to include roundtable discussions and handson training exercise. For more info visitwww. elkhartbrass.com, www.waterousco. com, and www.phoschek. com. Registration deadline is Jan. 31, 2010.   Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - 2010 Winter, Education and Training, EMS, IssuesCarolinaFireJournal - 2010 Winter, Education and Training, EMS, Issues -  I have been told that to be successful in any emergency field you must “think outside the box.”In this article, we are going to explore rapid assessment and prehospital treatment of severe Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). The skull has been often des...
Traumatic brain injury: thinking inside the box

JOE MANCOS | 01/11/2010

I have been told that to be successful in any emergency field you must “think outside the box.”In this article, we are going to explore rapid assessment and prehospital treatment of severe Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). The skull has been often described as the box the brain is enclosed in. With this in mind, let us review the basic anatomy, assessment and treatment for head injuries as well as some common pitfalls when treating the head injury patient in the prehospital environment. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Education and Training, 2010 WinterCarolinaFireJournal - Education and Training, 2010 Winter -  In 1975, James Kidd wrote a book entitled   How Adults Learn  . In his book he outlines 10 “commandments”for adult educators. In this issue, I would like to unpack the first five of these words of wisdom, slightly paraphrased, and apply them to educ...
10 commandments for public safety educators

TIM WOJCIK | 01/11/2010

In 1975, James Kidd wrote a book entitled How Adults Learn . In his book he outlines 10 “commandments”for adult educators. In this issue, I would like to unpack the first five of these words of wisdom, slightly paraphrased, and apply them to educating our firefighters and EMS providers. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Management, 2010 Winter, Education and TrainingCarolinaFireJournal - Management, 2010 Winter, Education and Training -  If I were to ask you what the main differences are once you are promoted to a position of leadership in your department, what would you say? Some would glibly answer about the color of their helmet, a new radio, a response light in their POV, new ke...
Are we heading in the right direction?

Lenny Yox | 01/11/2010

If I were to ask you what the main differences are once you are promoted to a position of leadership in your department, what would you say? Some would glibly answer about the color of their helmet, a new radio, a response light in their POV, new keys getting added to their key ring. Far too often the most important answer is overlooked; more responsibility gets piled on. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - EMS, 2010 Winter, Education and Training, RescueCarolinaFireJournal - EMS, 2010 Winter, Education and Training, Rescue -  The National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System has recently added a link to the website specifically for EMS. Those making reports will be connected directly to the website by typing “EMSnearmiss.com.”into their browser. There are many reports...
New for EMS — EMSnearmiss.com

Brad Van Ert | 01/11/2010

The National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System has recently added a link to the website specifically for EMS. Those making reports will be connected directly to the website by typing “EMSnearmiss.com.”into their browser. There are many reports in the system that apply to EMS incidents. The following excerpt from Near-Miss Report (#08-066) shows us how we can use the EMSnearmiss.com website to learn from the experiences of others. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Education and Training, 2010 Winter, EMSCarolinaFireJournal - Education and Training, 2010 Winter, EMS -  Quality assurance (QA) 
 Just the sound of those words can strike fear and nervousness to the strongest and most confident EMS professionals. Not only does it invoke those feelings but in some cases it has caused anger and resentment.
Quality Assurance: bettering our profession

David Hesselmeyer | 01/11/2010

Quality assurance (QA) Just the sound of those words can strike fear and nervousness to the strongest and most confident EMS professionals. Not only does it invoke those feelings but in some cases it has caused anger and resentment. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Tools of the Trade, 2010 Winter, SafetyCarolinaFireJournal - Tools of the Trade, 2010 Winter, Safety -  In the fire service there are people who just drive fire apparatus, and there are drivers who skillfully drive and operate fire apparatus safely. I have been very fortunate over the years as a guest speaker, to be able to travel to many conferences ...
Do you ‘just’ drive a fire truck? Training to be a ‘professional’ apparatus driver operator

MICHAEL P. DALLESSANDRO | 01/11/2010

In the fire service there are people who just drive fire apparatus, and there are drivers who skillfully drive and operate fire apparatus safely. I have been very fortunate over the years as a guest speaker, to be able to travel to many conferences and fire departments that held safe apparatus operator workshops. Through my travels I have met many skilled apparatus driver/operators and I have also met a number of people who just drive fire trucks. There is a difference. I have been driving fire apparatus myself for approximately 25 years, but have only really been an apparatus driver/operator for about 18 of those 24 years. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - 2010 Winter, ManagementCarolinaFireJournal - 2010 Winter, Management -  Regardless of our background in the emergency services, we are charged with the responsibility of serving our community. Most of us realized this when we began our careers, although it may not have been the only reason we chose to follow such a path...
Serving our community

STEPHEN MARKS | 01/11/2010

Regardless of our background in the emergency services, we are charged with the responsibility of serving our community. Most of us realized this when we began our careers, although it may not have been the only reason we chose to follow such a path. It doesn’ t matter whether we are paid or volunteer. It doesn’ t matter if we dispatch the calls, respond to them, or clean up after them. We’ re all in this together —serving our community. Read More...

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