CFJ Vol. 34.4 Spring 2020

APOCALYPSE 2020

You are now facing an unknown, mysterious and deadly enemy. This pandemic is invisible, partial to no one. This is like a deadly wildfire spreading everywhere and anywhere leaving carnage in its wake. 

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What Will We Learn When the Pandemic is Over?

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” That is a quote from Henry Ford, one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century. 

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EMS and First Responder Objectives During Pandemic

I think that it is important to communicate the two main objectives of EMS and first responders during this pandemic. 

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Drones and the COVID19 Pandemic

Drones have been progressively making a positive impact in many aspects of public safety. Presently, the Coronavirus (COVID19), has impacted every citizen in the world regarding health, financial and/or social circumstances. 

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Surface Supply Diving — Pros and Cons

Surface Supply diving has progressively started to become a more popular choice in the world of Public Safety Diving. While most of the fire and police department dive teams still rely on traditional scuba loadouts, having an unlimited air supply and a direct tether to your diver can be a much safer approach. 

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Rigging Low Angle Rescue Systems

“Low angle” rescue evolutions are those revolutions that are basically performed upon slopes less than vertical. Historically, these rescues are on slopes ranging from 15 degrees up to about 67.5 degrees slope or grade.

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Extrication Training Strategies

Well, first and foremost, “I’m Back.” The Coronavirus has not done me in, as I have several bushels of limes to take care of any issues that may arise. 

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Telling The(ir) Story

In my Winter issue article, I discussed training options, courses and credentialing to become a Public Information Officer (PIO). This quarter I want to discuss.  one of the biggest responsibilities of a PIO. It’s a responsibility that guides me through my daily duties as a PIO. 

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Understanding the Rescue Task Force Concept

By now the term Rescue Task Force (RTF) should be pretty widely understood in all emergency services organizations.

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The Incident Command General Staff, Keeping the IC Smart

Last quarter we examined the Incident Command System (ICS) Command Staff (Safety Officer, Liaison Officer and Public Information Officer) and how they keep the Incident Commander (IC) sane. 

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Practice Makes (Almost) Perfect

Training is an essential part of every police, fire, rescue, and EMS department throughout the country. Incident command, disaster scenarios, active shooter response, fire response, medical response — all require practice to master skills and maintain proficiency. It is impossible to achieve perfection, but consistent, high-quality, training will help minimize mistakes and maximize performance.

 

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Recruiting Newest Generations in the Workforce and Public Safety

Millennials born 1981-1996 and Generation Z born 1997-2012, are becoming the fastest growing members of today’s workforce. 

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Just-In-Time Training

The Corona Virus is bearing down on the Carolinas like LSU in another college football smack down. Is it the beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse or just more “fake news”? 

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Staying the Course

Through my first years as the Treasurer for the State of North Carolina, I focused on incremental and meaningful changes like educating North Carolina citizens about being responsible consumers when it comes to healthcare, minimizing investment management fees, reducing waste and fraud. 

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Defending Our Heroes

Numbers don’t lie. As firefighters we have been looking at numbers for quite a few years now and we know beyond the shadow of a doubt that cancer kills firefighters. We are seeing alarming numbers day after day, study after study. 

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Community Risk Reduction in the Hazmat World

A concept that is paramount in today’s fire service community is that of community risk reduction, or CRR. 

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Hazardous Materials Course Changes at the National Fire Academy

In March 2018, a Hazardous Materials Curriculum Review was held at the National Fire Academy (NFA). 

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You’ve Found Yourself Assigned to the Hazardous Materials Response Unit

So, you’ve found yourself assigned to the Hazardous Materials response unit.

Congratulations.

Now what? As you prepare for your new role, you’ll hear differing viewpoints on the subject of hazardous materials. There will be many “always” and “never” statements, strong opinions on things you “don’t need to know,” and in-depth, even forceful, lessons in the way things “have always been done.” 

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Disruptions in the Construction Chain

March 2020 will always be remembered as a very disturbing time in our history. With many senses of uncertainty, coming to grips with the right amount of protection, along with the right amount of routine activity, has been a grind for many people. 

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What a Pre-Engineered Building Can Mean for Your Station

Speed of construction, cost-savings, long-term durability and ample space to house and maneuver large equipment – these are just a few of the advantages that a pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) can bring to your fire station construction project. 

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Taking Advantage of Good Prices in a Bad Economy

As I write this article, the world is deep into the COVID19, Corona Virus event. The loss of life and health has been tragic. 

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Is College for You?

Do you think you are smart, but far from being a genius? Do you struggle with mathematics and/or English? Are you uncomfortable with the thought of reading a book because it’s been a while since you were in school? 

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Wadesboro Fire Department

FIRE STATION PROFILE — North Carolina

Wadesboro Fire Department

Department Name: Wadesboro Fire Department 

County: Anson

Type Department: Combination

ISO: 5/9s

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Easley Fire Department

FIRE STATION PROFILE — South Carolina

Easley Fire Department

Department Name: Easley Fire Department  

County: Pickens

Type Department: Fire

Structure: Combination Career/Volunteer

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The 7 Qualities Fire Service Leaders Must Possess

(This is part three of a seven-part series on leadership.)

 

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Shake Away Stress with Tension and Trauma Release Exercises

I loved being a paramedic and spent 30 years serving in emergency services. What I didn’t count on was the nightmares, depression, anxiety and panic attacks.

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Body Mass Index (BMI)

The benefits of maintaining a healthy weight go far beyond improved energy and smaller clothing sizes. By losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight, you are also likely to enjoy these quality-of-life factors too.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Launches Fire Safety Academy

New online learning management system brings fire research to the streets.

 

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CCDF Volunteer Fire Department

CCDF Volunteer Fire Department

2019 Anchor-Richey EVS 12’ Multi-Purpose Unit w/Ford F-550 standard cab, diesel engine, 300 gal. UPF tank, foam system, 9.5 winch system, aftermarket front bumper, extendable scene lights.

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South Davidson Fire Department

South Davidson Fire Department

2019 Anchor-Richey EVS Transverse Flatbed Brush Truck w/RAM 5500 crew cab chassis, diesel engine, Hale auxiliary diesel pump w/Kubota engine, 350 gal. UPF tank, foam system.

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Triple Springs Vol. Fire Department

Triple Springs Vol. Fire Department

2020 Anchor-Richey EVS Tanker w/MACK 42FR MHD chassis, 350 HP diesel engine, 750 GPM Hale Sidekick pump, 2,000 gal. UPF tank, 10” new dump, suction tube rack.

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Virgilina Vol. Fire Department

Virgilina Vol. Fire Department

2019 Anchor-Richey EVS 10’ Wet Rescue Unit w/Ford F-550 Crew Cab diesel XLT chassis, Hale auxiliary diesel pump w/Kubota engine, 300 gal. UPF tank, 12,000 lb. winch system.

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Allenspark Fire Department

Allenspark Fire Department

2019 Anchor-Richey EVS 12’ Dry Rescue Body w/RAM 5500 standard cab chassis, 5,000 lb. multi-mount winch system, extendable scene lights, shelving.

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Lake James Fire & Rescue, Inc.

Lake James Fire & Rescue, Inc.

Pierce International Pumper w/Commercial engine, 44,000 lb. GVWR, 1250 gal. poly tank, Akron eductor 3126-125 single agent foam system, 19” extended front bumper.

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Four Oaks Volunteer Fire Department

Four Oaks Volunteer Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummings L9, 450 HP, 1250 lb.-ft. engine, 47,000 lb. GVWR, 1000 gallon water tank, 26” extended front bumper, HiVIZ scene lighting.

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Southwest Onslow Fire Department

Southwest Onslow Fire Department

Pierce Freightliner M2-106 Tanker w/Cummins B6.7, 360 HP engine, 45,000 lb. GVWR, 2100 gal. poly tank, Hale MBP-100, 1000 GPM single stage pump, Akron 8000 series valves.

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Alexis Fire Department

Alexis Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9, 450 HP 1250 lb.-ft. engine, 51,000 lb. GVWR, side roll and frontal impact protection, 1000 gal. poly tank, 26” extended bumper.

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City of Concord Fire Department

City of Concord Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9, 450 HP 1250 lb.-ft. engine, 46,500 lb. GVWR, side roll and frontal impact protection, TAK-4 front suspension, 19” extended front bumper.

Provided By Atlantic Emergency Solutions

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City of Concord Fire Department

City of Concord Fire Department

Pierce Enforcer Pumper w/Cummins L9, 440 HP 1250 lb.-ft. engine, 45,000 lb. GVWR, side roll and frontal impact protection, TAK-4 front suspension, 19” extended front bumper.

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Wesley Chapel Vol. Fire Department

Wesley Chapel Vol. Fire Department

Pierce Velocity 100’ Platform w/DDC DD13, 525 HP, 1850 lb.-ft. engine, TAK-4 front suspension, 84,000 lb. GVWR, side roll and front impact protection, HiVIZ LED lighting.

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