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CarolinaFireJournal - 2010 Autumn, 2010 Spring, From The EditorCarolinaFireJournal - 2010 Autumn, 2010 Spring, From The Editor -  Community and volunteer fire departments, are like Friday nights and high school football, or October and pumpkins. In communities across North and South Carolina, you can’t drive very far without spotting a volunteer fire department. You can’t part...
From the Editor - Fall 2010

Sherry Brooks | 10/14/2010

Community and volunteer fire departments, are like Friday nights and high school football, or October and pumpkins. In communities across North and South Carolina, you can’t drive very far without spotting a volunteer fire department. You can’t participate in your community events without running across a volunteer, a fire truck at a parade or a barbeque at the local department. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, 2010 Autumn, 2010 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, 2010 Autumn, 2010 Spring -  It is always interesting to find the points at which the various responsibilities with which the modern fire service is tasked intersect. For instance, paramedicine and auto extrication can frequently intersect inside the patient compartment of a ve...
Combustible metals: where fire meets hazmat

David Greene | 10/14/2010

It is always interesting to find the points at which the various responsibilities with which the modern fire service is tasked intersect. For instance, paramedicine and auto extrication can frequently intersect inside the patient compartment of a vehicle during patient care efforts. Technical rescue intersects fire ground operations at the story of a building just above where the tip of the aerial truck reaches. One intersection between fire ground operations and hazardous materials operations is the presence of combustible metals. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - HazMat, 2010 Autumn, 2010 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - HazMat, 2010 Autumn, 2010 Spring -  You have just arrived on the scene of a major hazmat incident and are looking forward to going into the Hot Zone to use what you have learned in Technician Class to “save the day.” Your well-intentioned plans, however, are derailed when the Hazmat B...
HAZMAT RESEARCH The nasty ‘R’ word is really not so bad

Glenn Clapp | 10/14/2010

You have just arrived on the scene of a major hazmat incident and are looking forward to going into the Hot Zone to use what you have learned in Technician Class to “save the day.” Your well-intentioned plans, however, are derailed when the Hazmat Branch Director tells you that you are now the Research Group Supervisor. The natural response of most hazmat responders would be to hang their head down and trudge over to the hazmat unit, as the “job” of Research Group Supervisor is often the most maligned position in the hazmat organization. This does not have to be the case, as hazmat research can be greatly simplified by knowing how to utilize... Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Equipment, 2010 Autumn, 2010 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Equipment, 2010 Autumn, 2010 Spring -  Committed to improve emergency preparedness and safety, fire and rescue departments across the U.S. have continuously searched for new personal-protection equipment (PPE) that provides greater protection from an ever-growing list of nuclear, chemica...
Personal protection equipment for emergency preparedness

Dr. Ronald F. DeMeo | 10/14/2010

Committed to improve emergency preparedness and safety, fire and rescue departments across the U.S. have continuously searched for new personal-protection equipment (PPE) that provides greater protection from an ever-growing list of nuclear, chemical, biological, radiological, bomb and ballistic threats as well as infrared radiation and heat. As a frequent lecturer at the world’s top security conferences, I have witnessed firsthand the archaic nature of the field of radiation protection and the need for fire and rescue departments to deploy practical solutions. Historically, even health care workers in hospitals and medical clinics have l... Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - HazMat, 2010 Autumn, 2010 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - HazMat, 2010 Autumn, 2010 Spring -  Imagine the typical structure fire, and the various functions to be performed on the scene; fire attack, search, ventilation, water supply, overhaul, rapid intervention team (RIT), command, safety, etc. An important function commonly left off this l...
A new type of hazmat incident

Jason Krusen | 10/14/2010

Imagine the typical structure fire, and the various functions to be performed on the scene; fire attack, search, ventilation, water supply, overhaul, rapid intervention team (RIT), command, safety, etc. An important function commonly left off this list is air monitoring. Every structure fire responded to is essentially a hazardous materials incident. OSHA defines a hazardous substance as an “exposure which results or may result in adverse effects on the health or safety of employees.” The toxic smoke generated from a structure fire definitely satisfies the criteria for a hazardous substance. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, 2010 Autumn, 2010 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, 2010 Autumn, 2010 Spring -  North Carolina’s 50,000 firefighters are this state’s everyday heroes. To ensure these men and women are safe, healthy, comprehensively trained and well-educated when called into action, the N.C. State Firemen’s Association (NCSFA) has formed the No...
NCSFA launches fund for NC firefighters

| 10/14/2010

North Carolina’s 50,000 firefighters are this state’s everyday heroes. To ensure these men and women are safe, healthy, comprehensively trained and well-educated when called into action, the N.C. State Firemen’s Association (NCSFA) has formed the North Carolina Firefighters Fund. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, 2010 Autumn, 2010 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, 2010 Autumn, 2010 Spring -  I can somewhat relate to Earl Hickey, the fictional character portrayed on the now syndicated series “My Name is Earl.” Earl has a shady past to say the least. His one stroke of luck (winning the lottery) was immediately preceded by getting hit by a...
Safety and karma: a correlation?

Dave Murphy | 10/14/2010

I can somewhat relate to Earl Hickey, the fictional character portrayed on the now syndicated series “My Name is Earl.” Earl has a shady past to say the least. His one stroke of luck (winning the lottery) was immediately preceded by getting hit by a car. While recuperating in the hospital, he realizes that he has not changed and his bad actions are the actual cause of all the bad things that continually happen to him. With time on his hands, he compiles a lengthy list of wrongs he has committed. By making good on his misdeeds, crossing the bad things he has done off his list, he is convinced his “karma” will improve. It seems to be working. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, 2010 Autumn, 2010 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, 2010 Autumn, 2010 Spring -  When I began my career in the fire service, lime bags were used to communicate which direction the apparatus turned. If you are nodding your head, you understand the concept of throwing lime bags, and you probably recall where and how to throw the b...
Can you hear me now? Communicating in the volunteer fire service

Wesley Hutchins | 10/14/2010

When I began my career in the fire service, lime bags were used to communicate which direction the apparatus turned. If you are nodding your head, you understand the concept of throwing lime bags, and you probably recall where and how to throw the bags so other firefighters responding knew which direction to turn. Talk about turning the corner on communication — I think we have arrived. Read More...

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