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It Takes a Village

One of the most important things that the pandemic has taught first responders is that without cooperation among agencies — fire, EMS, police, etc. —

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The Case for Vaccinations

Monty Python’s comedic riff on the Bubonic Plague of 1348, which killed 25 million people, made us laugh with its “bring out your dead” memes

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Air Monitoring 101

Hazardous materials incidents remain one the most complex calls that the fire service can run. We typically are receiving very limited information and have to

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Zooming Along!

Welcome to the crazy times we now live in. Between 2020 to at least 2021 we have lived in an upside-down world of a pandemic,

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Teamwork DEFINED

For this article, I have a few questions for you to ponder and answer on your own. Once you do that, I hope you can

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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

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Generational Mentorship

Today’s workforce is already a complicated and multi-generational challenge. If you are a Baby Boomer and looking to develop your staff, are you ready for

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Both Sides Now

Once again, I am showing my age! In 1966, Joni Mitchell released a song called “Both Sides Now.” It later won a Grammy for best

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Agricultural Equipment Rescues

Rescue Instructors occasionally have the pleasure of teaching a class of exceptional quality and fun, the fulfillment of seeing the rescue students really “get into

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Skyland Fire and Rescue

Department Name: Skyland Fire & Rescue County: Buncombe Type Department: Combination ISO: 3 Fire Chief Ryan Cole Number of Stations: 4 Number of Apparatus: 18

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Slow Year for PIO

Make no mistake – the year 2020 was a crazy, tough, chaotic year for many. It was a year that will go on record as

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Spartanburg Fire Department

Department Name: Spartanburg Fire Department County: Spartanburg Type Department: Career Structure: Municipality ISO: 1 Number of Stations: 5 Number of Apparatus: Pumpers: 6 Aerials: 2

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