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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 and the fire products we present ... Read More...

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What are your 2015 promises?

Mary Pat Knight is a leadership coach and her idea is that, “Resolutions don’t work. Make promises instead.” Why a promise? A promise is personal. Read More...

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Photoionization Detectors: Kings of Concentration

In the realm of hazardous materials response, one of the primary pieces of information we need to know is the concentration of any harmful vapors or gases we are dealing with. One of the primary tool... Read More...

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Biological Attack: What Do You Know about Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B?

Prior to the Fall of 2001, very few individuals in the United States, outside of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or the military, gave much thought to the possibility of a biological attack on ... Read More...

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Free Training from CTOS for First Responders

CTOS-Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training has trained more than 158,000 first responders over the past 15 years in the prevention of, and response to, radiological and nuclear weapons of mass des... Read More...

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Quick and Easy Anchor System

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and is looking forward to the coming of warmer weather. Personally I am not much of a cold weather person and I’m looking forward to the spring myself. It’s a go... Read More...

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Quick Step Anchor For Safe Roof Ventilation

I try to stay up with newer products and recently heard of the Quick Step Anchor. So I immediately did what most of us would do and googled it. I was intrigued and wanted to know more. Read More...

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Rock Quarry Rescues

Perhaps one of the most challenging fields in rescue involves the myriad of potential and very real rescues that can occur in rock quarries. By their very nature, quarries contain equipment and infra... Read More...

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Best Practices for Active Shooter Incidents

I think it’s safe to say that no one chooses law enforcement, EMS or fire fighting as a career path without having a desire to serve and help others. We collectively do a fantastic job the majority o... Read More...

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Ebola: What A First Responder Should Know

With the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, it is important for EMS personnel to be familiar with characteristics of the disease, how to screen for it, how to protect themselves, and how to ca... Read More...

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Everyone Goes Home in EMS Too

In public safety, the primary objective of each and every shift is to ensure that everyone goes home. And while it may sound a bit cliché, no one wants today to be his or her last. EMS personnel face... Read More...

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Moulage for Electrical Burns, Lightning

Objective The objective of this moulage training scenario is to assist responders in creating moulage specific to electrical burns caused by lightning, treating the symptoms that may accompany a... Read More...

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Ritz Carlton Patient Satisfaction in EMS — Making it a Fond Farewell

It’s two p.m. on a Sunday afternoon and you and your crew find yourself searching for an address in a beaten up mobile home park. A 75-year-old female is living alone and suffers a fall and likely ha... Read More...

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Heavy Lifting with Airbags

Last issue we looked at how airbags work and the physics behind how they do the lifting that they do. Many do not understand how the lifting process works and how the true capability of airbags is ca... Read More...

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What is an Accident?

I have had the privilege and honor to be serving in the fire service for well over two decades now. Sometimes it feels as if it has only been a year but when I look back at the technology, terminolog... Read More...

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Issue 33.4 | Spring 2019

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