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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...

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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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Is College for You?

Do you think you are smart, but far from being a genius? Do you struggle with mathematics and/or English? Are you uncomfortable with the thought of reading a book because it’s been a while since you ... Read More...

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The 7 Qualities Fire Service Leaders Must Possess Confidence

(This is part three of a seven-part series on leadership.)   Read More...

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How Many More Will Die Before We Learn Best Practices?

There has been a lot of discussion recently — as well there should be — regarding the number of responders being struck at roadway incidents. There are also many people offering their opinion as to t... Read More...

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Empowerment as a Leadership Tool

Organizations very often fail due to poor leadership or the inability to lead. Poor leadership can range from toxic bosses, micro managers, fear and retribution, leaders with inadequate skills and ne... Read More...

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Don’t Take Command, Let It Be Transferred to You

“Engine 7 to Communications.”  “Go ahead 7.” “I’m on scene with a 40-foot by 50-foot residential structure.  I’ve got smoke and fire showing from the second floor. Engine 7 Officer w... Read More...

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Public Information Officer on an Incident Management Team

As written previously, I have served on quite a few Incident Management Teams (IMT) as a Public Information Officer (PIO) over the last few years. Unfortunately, I have served in the capacity of a PI... Read More...

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Stop the Bleed! A Sad Yet Critical Initative

If you are reading this, you have likely heard about the Stop the Bleed campaign that is being conducted nationwide. Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call-to-action to provide bl... Read More...

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Trust: We Must Maintain It!

How many times have you witnessed this yourself?  I have gone to conferences, trainings, and just around town and have seen firefighters in their departmental shirts drinking adult beverages in extre... Read More...

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Ketamine Pilot Project

 Recently the North Carolina Medical Board approved a ketamine pilot project in North Carolina.  Under this pilot, ketamine has been approved for both sedation and pain.  The project is very similar ... Read More...

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Time Keeps on Ticking The Difference a Minute Can Make

Time — this value is most important in life. Everyone has to respect and understand the time value because time can give the reaction of good as well as bad. Some individuals understand the meaning a... Read More...

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ESS and Solar Emergency Response

Does your department have a handle on ESS and solar emergency response procedures, pre-planning, safety gaps, ventilation and more? Nine-fold. That’s how great the increase was in residential ba... Read More...

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Time to Pass the Torch

When you read this, North Carolina will be trying to begin its recovery from Hurricane Florence. This storm caused horrendous flooding in the eastern part of the state. I would like to give kudos to ... Read More...

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N.C. National Guard RRT Joint Training Day

The North Carolina National Guard’s 42nd Civil Support Team - Weapons of Mass Destruction, hosted an RRT joint training day earlier this year and has another planned for the western side of the state... Read More...

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