Daily Incident Log – 04/22/2019 North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

Atlantic Beach Fire Department names new Fire Chief and Deputy Chief Atlantic Beach, N.C. officials announced on Monday who will fill the Fire Chief and Deputy Chief positions af... Read More...

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Rigging an Elevated Pulley System from the Ground

During your years in the rescue service, have you ever had to get a single or double sheave pulley system elevated and secured above the ground in order to perform a rescue, when you could not easily... Read More...

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Training for Wilderness Rescue

Imagine if you will, receiving a call for an injured person two miles from a main road who has fallen off of a water fall. The patient is in and out of consciousness and lying on a rock ledge 30 feet... Read More...

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When Moving Vehicles Should Be Your First Option!

Now that I have your attention, most of us in the extrication world has heard at some point these words “Never move a vehicle during extrication!” I have heard those words for years and continue to s... Read More...

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Active Shooter Training Don’t Just Be a Sheepdog, Be A Shepherd

If you are at all similar to me, then you might be at your saturation point with active shooter articles. I have been so inundated with articles that I have started to ignore many of them. It seems t... Read More...

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Hurricanes and Flooding Are You Truly Ready?

(Editor’s Note: We’re glad to have David Pease writing for us again. He will be writing on different subjects and adventures. He was missed.) In 2016 we were hit by Hurricane Matthew. I missed... Read More...

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The President Proposes, the Congress Disposes: It’s Time For the Fire Service to Become Active

A popular adage in Washington, DC is, “The President proposes, the Congress disposes.” Last week, the President proposed his Fiscal Year 2020 budget outlining the administration’s spending priorities... Read More...

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Opioid Epidemic How Can EMS Take the Lead?

Prior columns have discussed the critical state of the opioid crisis and the EMS use of Naloxone and other harmful reduction strategies. Unfortunately, the opioid crisis is getting worse. This column... Read More...

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2019 EMS State of the State

Welcome back to the South Carolina Bureau of EMS and Trauma contribution area of this edition of Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Magazine. As we go to press we just returned from one of, if not the bes... Read More...

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Urgency for Volunteer Firefighters Reaches Critical State

In every age, wherever people have built communities, the danger of fire has been ever present. Across America, as land becomes towns and towns become cities, people have come together to find ways t... Read More...

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Firehouse Redesign

This report is based on my visit to the Northland Fire Protection District encompassing the towns of Oaks Village, Laverna, Noghes and Upton stations. Additionally, I spent time at the headquarters b... Read More...

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