Fire Departments Donate Truck and Supplies to Pine Terrace

Hurricane Matthew left its damage along North Carolina flooding many towns and leaving thousands homeless while first responders worked 24/7. Many fire stations were also damaged from high water floo... Read More...

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From the Publisher

The Times They Are A-Changin’ I’ll borrow a passage from an old Bob Dylan song: “Come senators, congressmen Please heed the call Don’t stand in the doorway Read More...

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From the Editor

Fall is here and with the changing of seasons and finalizing of the year, I always seem to find myself reflecting back on what went right and what can be improved. It is also the holiday season, whic... Read More...

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Improving Prehospital Care of Athletes

There are many athletic events that EMS may be standing by or called to that traverse the contact and collision spectrums. High school football games are perhaps the most high profile events that EMS... Read More...


Challenging Pediatric Dogma — A Human Factors Engineering Win

As a Nobel Prize winning scientist, Daniel Kahneman gave us a deeper understanding of the human brain and how it makes critical decisions. The fascinating thing is that EMS providers must make decisi... Read More...

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HCN and CO in Fire Fighting and EMS

It isn’t just Carbon Monoxide (CO) we need to worry about. Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) is probably an even greater danger. If you or members of your team have experienced a headache, sore throat or n... Read More...

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Hazmat Team Leadership and Management: Keeping the Torch Lit and Eventually Passing it On

While pondering our next topic of conversation, I began to reflect on the fact that next month I will celebrate having served 20 years in the arenas of the fire service and hazardous materials respon... Read More...


Metropolitan Medical Response System

The Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) traces its origin to the Metropolitan Medical Strike Team (MMST) concept created by the Washington Metropolitan Area in 1995. The MMST was a joint effo... Read More...

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Important Information For the Grant Writer

Many emergency services agencies are looking for grants as a way to fund new and current projects. It is important for these agencies to understand the grant AND the grantor to increase the odds of r... Read More...

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Several Items Concerning Rescue

I recently returned from the 60th Annual Convention of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS held in Hickory, North Carolina on Sept. 8-11, 2016. There were instructional classes in rescue... Read More...

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Training for Active Killer Situations

The Department of Defense has done an amazing job of determining how to best assess, treat, and evacuate combat casualties over the last 15 years of sustained conflict. The days of professional respo... Read More...

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What Have We Learned Since 9/11?

As usual you are reading this long after it has been typed.  The 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is this weekend, and it is weighing heavily in my mind and heart.  I’d like to spend this article... Read More...

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Give Me My Training

Have you attended the National Fire Academy recently and had to deal with the possibility of a federal government shutdown? Having attended, and knowing others who have, it is unquestionable that thi... Read More...

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Good Products IMPROVED

Sometimes, I see things that are improved upon and then I come across things that really don’t change much. Perhaps they are trying to survive off the vitality that once was there. As we continue to ... Read More...


Avoid Tanker Gridlock with Single Lane Water Supply Setup

Synopsis: Fire departments are constantly struggling to deliver water to fire scenes without experiencing tanker gridlock. This article describes how the single lane water supply setup can help avoid... Read More...

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Issue 33.4 | Spring 2019

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