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CarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2013 Spring, From The EditorCarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2013 Spring, From The Editor -  This is my favorite time of year for the fire, rescue and EMS industry as our staff has the chance to attend several conferences. This issue will be distributed at the South Carolina Fire-Rescue Expo, June 10-15 in Myrtle Beach. It is a time to meet...
from the editor - Spring 2013

Sherry Brooks | 04/21/2013

This is my favorite time of year for the fire, rescue and EMS industry as our staff has the chance to attend several conferences. This issue will be distributed at the South Carolina Fire-Rescue Expo, June 10-15 in Myrtle Beach. It is a time to meet old friends and make new ones, learn about the new products on the market, and enjoy Myrtle Beach. This year is extra special, as the Southeast Chiefs conference will be held in Charleston, S.C., June 19-22. We look forward to seeing you at our booth at both shows. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 Spring -  Has your department or agency ever been faced with a search and rescue (SAR) operation in which a rapidly closing window of opportunity is available to conduct a successful search? Have you ever had to make a decision based upon the benefit-risk ass...
‘We only have a few hours to find them!’

Bob Twomey | 04/21/2013

Has your department or agency ever been faced with a search and rescue (SAR) operation in which a rapidly closing window of opportunity is available to conduct a successful search? Have you ever had to make a decision based upon the benefit-risk assessment to the victims and rescuers? Have you ever had to suspend a SAR operation due to an approaching storm, knowing the victims are still lost, possibly hurt and needing to be rescued? If you stay in SAR work long enough, you will likely be faced with such decisions — and they won’t be easy to make, because we are rescuers. And we have been taught that we never quit or give up, right? Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 Spring -  The development of a functional training program is an essential part of any fire and emergency services organization. This article will address some considerations when organizing your training program. Chiefs, company officers, instructors or anyo...
Developing an annual training program

Capt. Brad Maness | 04/21/2013

The development of a functional training program is an essential part of any fire and emergency services organization. This article will address some considerations when organizing your training program. Chiefs, company officers, instructors or anyone involved in delivering training play a vital role in preparing firefighters to handle challenges faced on a daily basis. Establishing an annual program will take time and should include input from all members. Your goal as a training officer should be to deliver the safest and most realistic training possible to help members achieve the department’s mission. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Education and Training, Issues, 2013 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Education and Training, Issues, 2013 Spring -  We had a few rough days this winter, saw a little ice and snow during the Piedmont Fire Expo, but overall the weather was not too bad. Obviously some folks had it worse than others and I am sure there were more crashes on the roads than normal. I pa...
Heavy vehicle rescue

David Pease | 04/21/2013

We had a few rough days this winter, saw a little ice and snow during the Piedmont Fire Expo, but overall the weather was not too bad. Obviously some folks had it worse than others and I am sure there were more crashes on the roads than normal. I passed six on my way to the expo, most were those 4-wheel drive vehicles, imagine that. There is a big difference between ice and snow. The weather is now warming up as spring is around the corner and a time to get some training in. We just finished a heavy vehicle class in Fayetteville the first of March, and the guys from Fayetteville Fire and Cotton Fire did a great job. Thanks to Phillips Towing... Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 Spring -  I was listening to a dear friend and colleague speak the other day, and this friend made the statement: “It’s a great day to be a firefighter in the state of South Carolina.” My friend used this quote a number of times during the talk that he was gi...
From reactive to proactive and beyond

John Scott Loftis | 04/21/2013

I was listening to a dear friend and colleague speak the other day, and this friend made the statement: “It’s a great day to be a firefighter in the state of South Carolina.” My friend used this quote a number of times during the talk that he was giving. I listened intently while he spoke, but that statement resounded through my head for the next few days, and still does on occasion. I thought about this statement frequently. My friend is right; it is a great day to be a firefighter in the state of South Carolina. Every day to me this statement rings true. Being a firefighter is the best job in the world, regardless of rank, or sub-category ... Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Tools of the Trade, Issues, 2013 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Tools of the Trade, Issues, 2013 Spring -  We are now moving into the spring of the year and things are starting to come to life. The weather will be getting warmer and more folks will be out on the roads, at the lakes, visiting the parks and just being out and about. It is also budget time ...
A look at outer wear

David Pease | 04/21/2013

We are now moving into the spring of the year and things are starting to come to life. The weather will be getting warmer and more folks will be out on the roads, at the lakes, visiting the parks and just being out and about. It is also budget time for departments that are on a July 1st budget year. Those budgets have to be worked on and submitted for the June approval. This is the time of year we have to look at our needs and see what equipment is at the top of the list, sometimes a tough situation to be in. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Fire, Issues, 2013 Spring -  By now, we have figured out to what ends our means is accomplished as we take the task of fire fighting to heart. Understanding what fire is and how to interpret its life signs and shadows are essential to all firefighters’ safety and survival. The ...
Returning to the foundations: fire behavior

Mike Coffey | 04/21/2013

By now, we have figured out to what ends our means is accomplished as we take the task of fire fighting to heart. Understanding what fire is and how to interpret its life signs and shadows are essential to all firefighters’ safety and survival. The ability to use the information assists in our gaining the advantage on fire itself within structures, vehicles and wildland operations. With civilian injuries and fatalities noted daily, including our own injuries and deaths — this creates the needed mindset change to continue to learn and understand the demon we dedicate to tame. Read More...

Relevant Tags: fire, heat, vapor, combustion, temperature, gases, fire behavior, vapor density, boiling point, specific gravity, ignition temperature, returning foundations, vapor pressure, ignitable mixture

CarolinaFireJournal - Education and Training, Issues, 2013 SpringCarolinaFireJournal - Education and Training, Issues, 2013 Spring -  Recently I have been in a reflective and somewhat pensive mood. It’s due to many things that are going on including recent surgery; a new year and some needed changes in my life. In addition, it seems that every week I hear about people who started ...
You get what you give

Ken Farmer | 04/21/2013

Recently I have been in a reflective and somewhat pensive mood. It’s due to many things that are going on including recent surgery; a new year and some needed changes in my life. In addition, it seems that every week I hear about people who started their careers after I did choosing to retire for the good life. That’s a good thing for them but boy am I feeling old! I have also had several friends that have undergone serious shoulder, hip, knee and heart surgery. They have all done well and are healing well. When you add all of this together, it makes you stop and think about what is important in life. As an example, my recent surgery was tec... Read More...

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from the editor - Spring 2013
‘We only have a few hours to find them!’
Developing an annual training program
Heavy vehicle rescue
From reactive to proactive and beyond
A look at outer wear
Returning to the foundations: fire behavior
You get what you give
ASK ERNIE “The Apparatus Maintenance Expert”
Automotive Event Recorders: Ally or big brother?
Understanding the architectural plans
Don’t be fooled when selecting your fire hose
Sprinklers, fuels, Albert Einstein and Bob Dylan
The Globally Harmonized System
Mass violence incident operations
50 shades of red
An introduction to winch operations
Give opportunities to your crew
Site considerations for new and expanding emergency facilities
Overhauling a training program: changing everything
Preventing heat-related, heat-stress injuries
Emergency incident rehab
How important is maintenance and testing of ground ladders and fire hose?
Fire Station Profile
Medical research made easy
Indecision: be an effective incident commander
Better information exchange with new technology
A case for clean turnout gear
Greenville-Tech and USC School of Medicine-Greenville team up to provide a new level of medical education
Behavioral health: retaining our bravest
Throw away the calendar and celebrate each day
Elements of Effective Relationships
Weight lifting in the fire service
Is your health screening program academically and medically verifiable?
‘Take my building, please!’
Fire Station Profile
The pride in the badge
North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum
Help rescue the sea turtles at the S.C. Aquarium
South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo
Industry News
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