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Tactical Medicine for the Hostile Incident Response

Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Life Support, pharmacology, advanced airway training, the list of courses goes on and on that our Paramedic and EMT students are getting. It seems as though e... Read More...

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North Carolina’s Pension Funds Maintained During Tough Economy

Challenges confront us throughout our lives, but perhaps not on the scale we have seen in recent months. We are in unprecedented times and this invokes a certain level of anxiety about the cer-tainty... Read More...

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Generations in the Workforce Training and Recruiting

In previous articles we have discussed the numerous generations that may be employed within the current fire service. What we need to explore now is how and where do we recruit for the vacancies and ... Read More...

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It’s Not Too Early to Think About Election Day

We live in troubled times and there are certainly no easy answers to the problems that plague this country. There are no shortages of proposals being offered to address our nation’s issues. The probl... Read More...

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The 7 Qualities Leaders Must Possess: Communications The 7 Qualities Fire Service Leaders Must Possess

(This is part four of a seven-part series on leadership.) During this series we will be examining the seven qualities that are necessary for a leader to be successful in leading the organizati... Read More...

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ASK MR. BILL: Well I Certainly Didn’t See THAT Coming!

ASK MR. BILL A column devoted to answering your questions on consumer, mortgage, small business and non-profit investments and lending programs to help you navigate the new financial landscape. ... Read More...

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Public Safety Drones, Training and Proficiency

One of the significant needs that have been identified by a recent DRONERESPONDERS study report regarding public safety drones is the area of standardized training.  Read More...

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The Why and How of Monitoring Medication Onboard EMS Vehicles

For fire and rescue operations, everything comes down to ensuring the best patient outcomes. Having well-trained staff as well as current technology and equipment is critical to doing that, of course... Read More...

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Challenging Times News from North Carolina EMS

As EMS providers we live in interesting times. I wanted to take a moment to review some of the most recent changes to the EMS landscape in North Carolina. There are three significant events taking pl... Read More...

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The Evolution of EMS and the SCEMS Association

Hello, my fellow Carolina Fire-Rescue-EMS Journal readers and followers. Without a doubt, the SCEMSA would not be where we are without the pathway previous leadership has laid down. Most recently, He... Read More...

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Successful Leadership

Leadership can be a challenge in any industry, but it can be especially so in the emergency services world. Stress levels run high, budget challenges abound, and employee morale can dip in a sometime... Read More...

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The Budgeting Process for Fire Station Construction

Have you ever wondered how a construction company takes a fire department’s ideas and creates a budget for the construction of a new facility? Reliable budgets draw on proven industry standards, a we... Read More...

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His Experience, Your Gain

Recently, I had a conversation with a fire department chief who had, within the last three years, built a new fire department as their Base 1. They had been in their previous station for nearly 45 ye... Read More...

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Pandemic Impacts on Station Design Will COVID 19 Have a Lasting Influence on Rescue Stations

Over the past five decades that our design firm has been involved in the planning and design of public safety facilities, there have been relatively few “watershed” events or industry changes that ha... Read More...

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The Fire Service and the Big ‘C’

Here is this quarter’s pop quiz. Aside from heart disease, which can have a number of underlying precipitating factors, what is the deadliest disease in the United States? The answer is malignant neo... Read More...

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