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FROM THE EDITOR - Spring 2015

I have an interview with Tim Hayes in this issue. Many will remember in 2003 while Tim was working a minor accident on a local interstate, a tractor-trailer slammed into the scene. Tim’s legs were se... Read More...

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Using aviation as search and rescue support

Last fall I was down at my hangar doing general maintenance when an officer from another fire-rescue agency called to discuss using aviation in rescue support roles. A couple years ago he had taken t... Read More...

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So you want to be a Hazardous Materials Instructor?

In previous articles, we have discussed the possibilities of your joining a Hazardous Materials Team or becoming a Hazardous Materials Team Officer. In this issue, we’re going to complete the triangl... Read More...

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When ‘Old School’ is the right tool Colorimetric Tubes

When hazmat specialists and technicians think about the topic of air monitoring, the latest high-technology air monitoring equipment with all of the requisite “bells and whistles” often comes to mind... Read More...

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Ammonium Nitrate — Fertilizer or Foe?

On April 17, 2013, in the town of West, Texas, an Ammonium Nitrate explosion occurred which killed at least 15 people (including 11 firefighters), injured 160 people and damaged or destroyed over 150... Read More...

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The N.C. High School Fire Academy Concept Through the Eyes of a Recruit

Most would never think that having the opportunity to become a certified firefighter would be possible for a young teenager. Being a professional in such a prestigious career right out of high school... Read More...

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Equipment Bags

Looks like we are now ready to move into some much warmer and dryer weather. I am looking forward to FDIC this year to see what new and cool equipment will be coming out next. Hopefully I will come a... Read More...

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New cutting fuel: MagneGas2 cuts faster with less oxygen

It’s long been recognized that firefighter’s use of acetylene as an emergency response tool has been controversial at least and dangerous at best. It’s only because there simply hasn’t been a safer a... Read More...

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New ambulance standards on the way to make occupant safety a priority

Have you ever walked into the apparatus bay and taken a good hard look at your ambulance? Have you wondered how well that module would protect you and your patient if you were involved in a collision... Read More...

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Creating complex wounds Quick and convincing moulage

The following is a Moulage Minute, value based training for those times when your scenario calls for quick, cost effective and convincing moulage application. Read More...

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Prehospital emergency care: OXYGENATION

I wanted to review one of the most important areas of prehospital emergency care, oxygenation. If a prehospital provider cannot oxygenate his or her patient then the patient will die. Many providers ... Read More...

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Tim Hayes speaks on life and what he’s made of it

When Tim Hayes was 16 years old he started volunteering with the community’s local Emergency Services. He became an Emergency Medical Technician at 18, and a paramedic at 23. Tim then worked with sev... Read More...

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Concord High School Fire/EMT Academy

Department Name: Concord High School Fire and EMT Academy County: Cabarrus Co. North Carolina Read More...

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ASK ERNIE "The Apparatus Maintenance Expert"

What is the purpose of getting weight tickets signed annually? Too many apparatus are overloaded as stipulated by the physical components of the apparatus or by local, state, or Federal weight law... Read More...

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15 Tips for Planning a Fire-Rescue Facility in 2015

After a design firm spends 40-plus years designing fire-rescue facilities, they often are asked by public safety personnel beginning the facility planning process, “What are some of the tips you can ... Read More...

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Issue 33.4 | Spring 2019

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