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Vehicle Extrication: Side Lifts

You arrive on scene to find a passenger vehicle on its side with victims trapped partially under the vehicle. In my opinion, this is one of the most precarious lifting sequences we perform and it can... Read More...

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Have a Little FUN During Rescue Training

While rescue training is serious business, as it should be, it can also be fun, as well as allowing skills to be tested and used in personal and team building capacities. While I do subscribe to “tra... Read More...

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The Case for Thermal Imaging Training

In researching and training in the area of thermal imaging we continue to see firefighters failing to either deploy or use their thermal imaging camera (TIC) on the fireground, and/or they are not tr... Read More...

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Let’s Try First for Civility

Every four years, candidates for the highest office in the land deliver lofty speeches about what they want to do for this country. In addition to laying out ambitious domestic and foreign agendas, t... Read More...

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2020 — A Year in Review

Hello, my fellow Carolina Fire-Rescue-EMS Journal readers and followers. We all began 2020 with hopes and dreams for an amazing year. I am sure I speak for us all when I say that a pandemic was not h... Read More...

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Keep Fighting the COVID Battle

We have been battling the COVID pandemic for over a year now. We are all tired and ready for this to be over. We will get to the end of this, and I believe the end is in sight. We cannot, however, lo... Read More...

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The Case for Vaccinations

Monty Python’s comedic riff on the Bubonic Plague of 1348, which killed 25 million people, made us laugh with its “bring out your dead” memes picturing Londoners heaping corpses into wheelbarrows. Th... Read More...

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GPS Fleet Tracking Expedites Emergency Response, Accountability

When every second counts to save lives, dispatchers must immediately locate the medical, fire/rescue, or police vehicle closest to the emergency and the driver must respond as quickly as possible wit... Read More...

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EMS Insights - Monitoring Medication & Blood Temperatures Experts in EMS Share Insights

In late 2020, Temptime sponsored a special webinar – “Top Tips for EMS Professionals: Monitoring Medication and Blood Product Temperatures for Better Patient Care and CAAS Accreditation” – that broug... Read More...

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Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

We all join the fire department for the love of the job. As rookie firefighters, promotion is often never a thought. You hear guys say, “They’ll never get me off the rig,” or “There is too much paper... Read More...

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What’s in Your Cell Phone?

A hazardous materials incident is a dynamic, ever changing one. For this reason, the research process is ongoing throughout the incident. For years, the Rule of Three has been used when referring to ... Read More...

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Air Monitoring 101

Hazardous materials incidents remain one the most complex calls that the fire service can run. We typically are receiving very limited information and have to use the clues we find on arrival, along ... Read More...

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We Are Not in the Fight Alone - Developing and Maintaining Relationships with Community Partners

When we take an introspective look at our hazmat team in terms of our response capabilities and our preparations for those responses, we often neglect to also evaluate our relationships with external... Read More...

Relevant Tags: Hazmat 2021

Secure Messaging and Information Sharing

As we continue to navigate COVID, we find ourselves transitioning to a new PIO phase of the pandemic. Vaccination sites are popping up all over the country; with mass vaccination sites in the works a... Read More...

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Upgrades Under 1 Percent

During a construction project many clients have a wish list that is a “make or break deal” for them. Some items the client will simply not live without and those are the items I will be certain to in... Read More...

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