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N. C.. Daily Incident Log – 6/29/21

1 hospitalized after jumping from Durham apartment fire, officials say 

One person is hurt after jumping from a Durham apartment fire Monday night. Durham fire officials said the department responded to the 1700 block of East Cornwallis Road just before 8 p.m. Two residents escaped from the blaze by climbing onto a small roof over the door and jumping to the ground. One occupant sustained a leg injury and was hospitalized. Crews were able to get the blaze under control in around five minutes but there was extensive smoke and fire damage to the first and second floor. The Durham Fire Department said the cause was unattended cooking. No other units or occupants were affected and the two residents involved are being assisted by the American Red Cross.  


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S. C. Daily Incident Log – 6/29/21


Clinton firefighter killed after DUI related hit-and-run, officials confirm 

The Laurens County Coroner's Office identifies the victim killed following a hit-and-run in Clinton on Friday. Chief Deputy Coroner Patti Canupp identified the victim as 20-year-old Nathaniel Hunter Sipes from Clinton, SC. Sipes died due to his injuries on June 27, according to Canupp. The victim's family says that he was a part-time firefighter at the Clinton Fire Department and loved fire service, according to Canupp. The victim's mother wants to remind people to start looking out for motorcycles, according to Canupp. According to SCHP, the accident happened on US-76 near Randall Drive. The victim was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle on US 76 when the suspect pulled out in front of them, according to SCHP. The victim ran into the suspect and was ejected from the vehicle, according to SCHP.  


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Leadership: Why Does It Matter?

(Writers Note: This is the final article in a series of articles focused on leadership in the fire service. It is directed more for the volunteer side, but certain principals can be applied to the career side as well.)


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Prevention Matters — Capt. William Peterson

If you follow my column at all, you will often see me write about the importance of our Fire and Life Safety personnel. These “prevention” experts are dedicated to examining plans before a building is built to ensure it will be safe to occupy. 

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Trends in PPE: Advancement Keeps Firefighters and First Responders Safe

As VP of Product Innovation and Strategy at Fire-Dex, I think it is critical to continue designing health-conscious innovations to reduce heat stress among first responders within the fire service industry.

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Establishing a Culture

In previous articles we have discussed various generations that one may be involved with and now we need to ask the question of how we create a positive culture for the youngest generation members, or the Z generation. Earlier we looked at the GROOM method and how it can be best utilized for the recruitment of individuals for public safety. 

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Relevant Tags: Recruiting & Retention

So, You Bought a Drone, Now What?

It’s like Christmas in July! Your department just bought a drone — or you did, hoping to convince your command staff that it’s time to adopt this new technology. But what do you do with it?

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What is Happiness?

The title question came to me a few days ago while trying to determine “Where should I go with my life?” I have been working for many years and took some time to think long and hard about what makes someone happy. Some simple research showed many approaches. There are religious ones, physical ones, philosophical ones and even creature-comfort ones. 

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Relevant Tags: Barnyard Management

The 7 Qualities Fire Service Leaders Must Possess — Consistency

During this series we will be examining the seven qualities that are necessary for a leader to be successful in leading the organization and the team. You cannot be an effective team leader without being Consistent in all you do. Part 6 will focus on Consistency.


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Relevant Tags: Leadership

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