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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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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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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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Learning From Wolves A Constant Visualization of Success

The attitude of a successful organization can be summed up simply: it is a constant visualization of success. This visualization of success has to be shared by all members of the department. The frag... Read More...

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Engaging Future Leaders

One aspect of my job that I enjoy most is traveling to fire service events and having the opportunity to address audiences who are interested in learning about the work being performed by the Congres... Read More...

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The Building Blocks of a Winning Team

As America’s fire service witnesses the retirements of the baby boomers, it is critical that leadership continues to build solid winning teams. It is important that we drill into the heart of what it... Read More...

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Fire Prevention Getting Closer to the Goal

Fire Prevention Week has been around so long nearly every living American likely has heard one of its fire safety messages. For the past 92 years, during the first week of October, the President of t... Read More...

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Heavy Vehicle Bus Stabilization

First and foremost, I would like to wish everyone and your families a very Merry Christmas from myself and the entire Reds Team. I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year’s and looking forward to... Read More...

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Determining Required Fire Flow

(This is part two of a two-part series.) Last issue, retired Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini’s characterization of fundamental fire attack opened the discussion of “fire flow” — the amount o... Read More...

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Engine Company Operations — Fireground Flow

In the last two editions of the CFRJ we discussed the importance of the first and second hoselines. A critical element for success of these hoselines is the hose and nozzle combination.  The hose and... Read More...

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What is a System of Care and Why Are They Important?

This article marks one year of providing information from the Bureau to the Carolinas and as this edition goes to press we are gearing up for another amazing South Carolina EMS Symposium in March at ... Read More...

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Are We In The Transport Business?

Recently I attended a paramedic class updating us on new protocols at the state and local level. The instructor, following what they were told, made the comment that the medical director said that “w... Read More...

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NCTMA Update

The North Carolina Tactical Medical Association has had its work cut out! Over the past few months we have been continually pushing forward to make the association both beneficial and relevant to the... Read More...

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Does Your Agency TRULY Benefit the Continuum of Care?

It should be no secret to any of us that change is on the horizon for EMS. We have been charged with doing things better, at lower costs and with little recognition as a profession. No longer are we ... Read More...

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What does the Congressional Fire Services Institute Have To Do With First Responders?

Shortly after attending Fire Rescue International in Charlotte, I received a call from Gwen Shuford, managing editor of this publication. She saw some literature we displayed at our booth about the m... Read More...

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Issue 32.4 | Summer 2018

Keeping First Responders Safe



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