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Protecting Our Most Valuable Asset: Occupational Safety and Your Hazmat Team

There should be no argument that the most valuable asset that our hazmat teams have is our personnel.  To look after the safety and well-being of our hazmat team personnel is not only first and forem... Read More...

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The Entry Briefing

The Entry Briefing is a crucial part of any hazardous materials incident. It must be conducted prior to the first Entry Team making access into the Hot Zone. Other tasks may have begun prior to the E... Read More...

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The Role of EMS During the Pandemic

The last six months have not been easy. I am continually amazed by the exceptional job being done by EMS. Without the wonderful work carried out by prehospital providers the pandemic would be much wo... Read More...

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Tactical Medicine for the Hostile Incident Response

Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Life Support, pharmacology, advanced airway training, the list of courses goes on and on that our Paramedic and EMT students are getting. It seems as though e... Read More...

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ASK MR. BILL: Well I Certainly Didn’t See THAT Coming!

ASK MR. BILL A column devoted to answering your questions on consumer, mortgage, small business and non-profit investments and lending programs to help you navigate the new financial landscape. ... Read More...

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The Fire Service and the Big ‘C’

Here is this quarter’s pop quiz. Aside from heart disease, which can have a number of underlying precipitating factors, what is the deadliest disease in the United States? The answer is malignant neo... Read More...

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Rules of Crisis Management and Leadership

(This article is an excerpt from a program of crisis management developed by Gilbert, Harwell and Jones following a series of significant disasters on the Florida west coast some years ago. Time has... Read More...

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COVID-19 Firefighters and Workers’ Compensation

For more than two months, most of the nation has stayed at home under some form of national guideline or order by a state governor. At the same time, healthcare workers, first responders and other es... 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...

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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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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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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...

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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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Crossword Puzzle Answers on Page 50

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