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Leadership: Why Does It Matter?

(Writers Note: This is the final article in a series of articles focused on leadership in the fire service. It is directed more for the volunteer side, but certain principals can be applied to the c... Read More...

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Prevention Matters — Capt. William Peterson

If you follow my column at all, you will often see me write about the importance of our Fire and Life Safety personnel. These “prevention” experts are dedicated to examining plans before a building i... Read More...

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Trends in PPE: Advancement Keeps Firefighters and First Responders Safe

As VP of Product Innovation and Strategy at Fire-Dex, I think it is critical to continue designing health-conscious innovations to reduce heat stress among first responders within the fire service in... Read More...

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Establishing a Culture

In previous articles we have discussed various generations that one may be involved with and now we need to ask the question of how we create a positive culture for the youngest generation members, o... Read More...

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So, You Bought a Drone, Now What?

It’s like Christmas in July! Your department just bought a drone — or you did, hoping to convince your command staff that it’s time to adopt this new technology. But what do you do with it? Read More...

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What is Happiness?

The title question came to me a few days ago while trying to determine “Where should I go with my life?” I have been working for many years and took some time to think long and hard about what makes ... Read More...

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Crossword Puzzler

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The 7 Qualities Fire Service Leaders Must Possess — Consistency

During this series we will be examining the seven qualities that are necessary for a leader to be successful in leading the organization and the team. You cannot be an effective team leader without b... Read More...

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Ready. Set. Grow!

At the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer (DST), our vision is to sustain and advance performance and efficiency, always focusing on our loyalty and duty of care to participants. In doing t... Read More...

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Violence is a Communicable Disease and EMS Can Help Stop It

According to a recent article on CNN there has been a 33 percent increase in violent crime over the last year. Where I work in the emergency department, I have also noticed a big increase in penetrat... Read More...

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Essential Service — How Do We Get There?

Hello, my fellow Carolina Fire-Rescue-EMS Journal readers. As we begin to see COVID-19 lose some of its luster, we certainly cannot let down our guard.  Read More...

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Funding Federal Programs: Never An Easy Process

In 2000, President Bill Clinton signed a bill into federal law that authorized the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. As we all know, the program provides grants to local fire departments whic... Read More...

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Time to Get Busy

We are finally coming out of our Covid-19 prisons to once again join the human race. I don’t know about you, but this has been the most disruptive time of my life, even including the time my thr... Read More...

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Global Public Safety UAS Database

DRONERESPONDERS announced the creation of a Global Public Safety UAS/Drone database and map. The purpose of this database and map is to have public safety agencies enter their information into a brie... Read More...

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Carolinas Home to Over 5 Percent of U.S. Safety Equipment Industry

When you pull on that face shield or other personal protective and safety equipment, you’re wearing a piece of a $71.6 billion U.S. industry, which includes companies and workers right here in the Ca... Read More...

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