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From the Managing Editor

Happy 2017 to all of you from all of us at the journal! We have a great deal of plans this year coming your way. Kicking the year off we are attending the N.C. Chiefs Conference in Concord, Nort... Read More...

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Not Just for Technicians Anymore: Air Monitoring and the Operations Level Hazardous Materials Responder

At any point and time in which hazardous materials air monitoring is discussed, the conversation usually is peppered with words such as “Wheatstone bridge,” “relative response correction factor” and ... Read More...

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2016 Dept. of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook and Hazard Class Review

By now, you should have received the latest edition of the Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG). The old 2012 edition should be removed from all of the apparatus in your ... Read More...

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Recruiting Volunteers From the Fire Chief’s Prospective

How many articles have you seen or read over the past few years talking about recruiting volunteers for your agency,? More than you can count? This one will not be any different from those, but the p... Read More...

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The Training Officer and Using Scenarios in Rescue Training

In our training as rescuers we go through classes such as contained in the Technical Rescue standards used in North Carolina. As part of the certification in such classes, rescuers are required to pa... Read More...

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Crew Resource Management

On 1 June 2009, Air France Flight 447 (AF447), an Airbus A330, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean killing all 228 passengers and crew on board. The investigation ultimately revealed that nothing was wro... Read More...

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Rescue Tools

As we prepare to move into a new year, call volumes will go up, and we have to rely on our equipment to get the job done as well as our training. We should keep our equipment in top notch shape and a... Read More...

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Ditch the Slogans Give Your Department the Tools

I was in Iowa recently where I had the opportunity to Keynote the Iowa Society of Fire Service Instructors conference and also make a stop in Council Bluffs to present “The 8 Attitudes of Servant Lea... Read More...

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The Rescue Task Force Concept: Training, Equipment and Deployment

As active killer incidents become more and more prevalent, professional responders must continue to adapt and improve how they react to these situations. Many departments employ specialized tactical ... Read More...

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Using PIO During Active Shooter an Incident

Last issue we learned, from Tracy Caulder, about the benefits of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care during an Active Shooter incident.  Read More...

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Beyond the First 5 Minutes

Doc, do you have a (insert obscure noun here)? Could be anything from batteries to Band-Aids. The role of the medic in the tactical setting has often been misconceived.  Read More...

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National Tactical Medicine Competition to Challenge Providers from Around the Country

SOARescue, in partnership with multiple organizations, officially announced the National Tactical Medicine Competition (NTMC) to be held on Sunday, May 21st in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Charlo... Read More...

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Modeling Resource Deployment: Fire Stations — Where, When and Why?

(This is part one of a two part series.) Traditionally, at least in the fire service, we have planned our resource deployment in a one dimensional approach. We usually talk about resource depl... Read More...

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Online Course Design and Development: It Takes How Long?

One of the most underestimated and underrated aspects of online courses is the amount of time it takes to design, develop and teach them. Since its inception, online courses have been grossly underes... Read More...

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Grants: Where to Find Them

In past issues we have discussed aspects to grant writing. In each of these articles I have mentioned how knowing the process is important. This has included forming a grants committee and other esse... Read More...

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Issue 31.3 | Winter 2017

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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