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Not One Step Back!   Our Thirtieth Year — 1985-2015.   Thank You! Going into our 30th year at Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal we have never been more proud of the people we represent a... Read More...

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Front Royal: A town for all seasons

Are the mountains calling you? If they are the perfect place to enjoy a combination of small town charm and natural splendor is in Front Royal, Virginia. A mere 66 miles to the west of Washington D.C... Read More...

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A different perspective on PPE

Crawling down a smoke filled hallway, the heat pushes you close to the floor, and your training is telling you a flashover is imminent. Your crew cools the ceiling as you push forward searching for a... Read More...

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One call away from the edge

Looking around the fire service, we are constantly told that fire fighting is a “stressful job.” Really? I had not noticed that. Who told you that? Read More...

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WOW, 20 years of being a fire wife THE HOMEFRONT

In December, my Dear Husband (DH) and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary. WOW! We have struggled and we have triumphed over many things. No, I did not know one thing about being married to a ... Read More...

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Are we enabling or helping? BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

If you’re a volunteer firefighter, I think you can relate to the bar at the station, all the fire department awards around it, the parade glasses stacked up. When I was growing up, it was a sight to ... Read More...

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Stressful occupations and drug abuse BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

For the first time in 2009, drugs caused more deaths (37,485) than motor vehicle accidents. That was double the rate of drug-related deaths in 1999. A steep rise in deaths from overdoses of prescript... Read More...

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Hemby Bridge Fire Department Fire Station Profile

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Assessing and advancing the greatest tools in the fire service

Whether you work for a career or a volunteer department, if you are reading this journal, I bet it’s because you’re striving to be an expert firefighter. An expert is one who consistently outperforms... Read More...

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Remembering the Yarnell 19 – Incident Management

All too often, we read (and write) about a place and a number. The FDNY 343, the Worcester 6, and the Charleston 9 all instantly bring a visceral reaction among firefighters across the country. While... Read More...

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Firefighter training in the electronic age

For seasoned fire instructors, new hires coming into the force can be a challenge when it comes to instructional media. These young new hires are entering the workforce with a mindset geared towards ... Read More...

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Setting up and managing helicopter landing sites

Most local EMS services, fire departments and rescue squads have had the use of air medical helicopter transport services at their disposal for well over 20 years across most of the country. Patient ... Read More...

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‘Shedding light’ on waterborne search and rescue

Waterborne search and rescue (SAR) is one of the daunting tasks most fire departments are faced with. Unfortunately most SAR cases usually turn from search and rescue to search and recovery. Since th... Read More...

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A ‘Shelf-Help’ guide to station storage needs

Have you ever heard anyone say, “We just have too much storage space?” I haven’t either. Whether at home, at the office, or at the station, it seems that our national pastime is collecting “stuff.” T... Read More...

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Exploring the less obvious factors in RENOVATING versus BUILDING NEW THE STATION HOUSE

Often fire departments are faced with a difficult decision when changing demographics, equipment needs or new regulations dictate that their current facility no longer meets their or their community’... Read More...

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Issue 32.4 | Fall 2018

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