2019 Buyer's Guide

Daily Incident Log – 10/29/2019 North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

20 evacuated after fire rips through Durham apartment, officials say; 1 injured   Durham fire officials are investigating what started a fire the caused 20 people to be evacuated from a bui... Read More...

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Get to Know Your South Carolina EMS Association SOUTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

The makeup of South Carolina Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is just as diverse as the men and women that rise to the occasion and respond to the nearly 1.2 million calls for service that we field e... Read More...

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‘Lights and Sirens’ Dangerous and Not Always Necessary News from North Carolina EMS

EMS agencies and their medical directors should be aware that a significant number of EMS personnel are injured during motor vehicle collisions while on duty and that emergency response “lights and s... Read More...

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Surface Water Rescue

There are quite a few specialties when it comes to technical rescue and water. Dive rescue, surface water rescue, swift water rescue, ice rescue, surf rescue, just to name some of the big ones. A tea... Read More...

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Trench Rescue: Soil Types, Trench Wall Failures and More

This article is designed to provide the rescuer with an understanding of the forces associated with soil “failures” and factors directly related to soil destabilization and collapse. It is not all-in... Read More...

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I Wish it Was Still September 12th

For those of us in the fire and emergency services, we just completed another somber and serious reminder of September 11, 2001. I call it my generation’s “Day of Infamy.” Just like President Rooseve... Read More...

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Reflections: ‘Wear Sunscreen’

In October 2019, it was my honor to celebrate 22 years in the fire service.  I started at Northview Fire Department in Lee County, North Carolina in October 1997.  I have been a member of four other ... Read More...

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We Are Still the Fire Department, right? RIGHT!

Our fire service has been around a while and for those that would suggest that not much has changed since our inception, this article will likely hurt your feelings. In 2018, the fire department I be... Read More...

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Does Firefighter = Alcoholism?

I’ve been in the fire service for the past 29 years. That is a lot of accumulated time and a lot has happened including a lot of funny memories, many sad 911 calls and more things that I am proud of ... Read More...

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Today’s Youth Are Making a Difference

With the steady decline of volunteer firefighters across the nation, I would like to take this opportunity to share a positive story of how high school fire academies can make a difference in communi... Read More...

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Gear Up for Retirement News From the NC State Treasurer

Throughout the day, firefighters and rescue workers are busy planning, responding to various calls for service and helping others in the community, with nearly 75 percent of North Carolina’s fire pro... Read More...

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