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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...

Relevant Tags: News from North Carolina EMS

Resilience — An Essential Part of the Public Safety Professional

Each day that we put on our uniform and report for duty, we know that we are likely to face challenges and adversity. While this fact is what drew us to our chosen profession, we must remain personal... Read More...

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CAAS and CAMTS Accreditation: How USP Good Distribution Practices Come Into Play

The business of emergency medical services is all about saving lives. That includes having the best-trained staff and most current technology and equipment to ensure both the fastest response times a... Read More...

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GROOM Generations in the Workforce

In previous articles we have identified the different generations that are either entering or are currently in the workforce of their chosen field. In the fire service, we are going to look at the ne... Read More...

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The POWER of Reading the Instructions

It may come as a surprise but the majority of firefighters have not read a very important document in regard to their personal safety.   Read More...

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The Incident Commander: A Prestigious, but Potentially Painful Proposition

We’ve spent the last year examining the Incident Management Organizational Structure. This structure includes the Command Staff (Safety Officer, Liaison Officer, and Public Information Officer) who k... Read More...

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Greenville City Fire Department

Department Name: Greenville City Fire Department  County: Greenville Type Department: Career Structure: Municipality ISO: Class 1 Number of Stations: 7 Read More...

Relevant Tags: FIRE STATION PROFILE — South Carolina

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Digital Banking in the Age of COVID-19

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.  Send your questio... Read More...

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Weaverville Fire Department

Department Name: Weaverville Fire Department County: Buncombe Type Department: Career Structure: Municipal Department covering town limits and a county contract area around the... Read More...

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Don’t Order the T-Shirts Chief... and Other Time Management Ideas

The fire department leaders I work with fight many battles on and off the fire ground. One that comes up most often is the battle with the clock. I frequently hear comments like, “I am always up unti... Read More...

Relevant Tags: Crisis Management

Managing the Active Shooter Attack or Hostile Incident

In November 2015 the world watched helplessly while nine terrorists executed the deadliest attack on France, since the second world war. The attack took the lives of 130 people while injuring another... Read More...

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Plan For Your Retirement and Save More

The road to retirement is long and the process of preparing for retirement is long-term, requiring an unwavering commitment. Saving for retirement can be challenging in any given year, but this year ... Read More...

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Firefighting Foam and Cancer

Recently filed lawsuits suggest that carcinogens contained within the commonly used aqueous film-forming foams (also known as “AFFF”) may be a cause of heightened levels of cancer within the firefigh... Read More...

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Leadership: The Fundamentals

(Writers Note: This is hopefully the first of 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... Read More...

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Planning for the Unplanned: The Construction Contingency Allowance

A contingency is a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty. That definition provides apt expectation regarding the Construction Contingency Allowance (CC... Read More...

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