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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.  Read More...

Relevant Tags: News from North Carolina EMS

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... Read More...

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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.  Read More...

Relevant Tags: Update from Capitol Hill

APOCALYPSE 2020 And You Are There

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... Read More...

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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... Read More...

Relevant Tags: Water Rescue

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 deg... Read More...

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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.  Read More...

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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 ... Read More...

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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. Read More...

Relevant Tags: Active Shooter

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.  Read More...

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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 ... Read More...

Relevant Tags: Emergency Planning

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.  Read More...

Relevant Tags: Recruiting & Retention

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”?  Read More...

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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 ... Read More...

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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 da... Read More...

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