Crossword Puzzler – 10/16/20



5 Unlike water this metered utility shuts off in a clockwise rotation

7 This placard color indicates Explosives

9 As COVID has rapidly evolved, the SCEMSA has been actively working to support its members and advocate for both EMS agencies and field ______ providers.


10 Air Purifying Respirators (abbr)

11 The number one rule; always consider personal _______ first!

15 In a hostile event fire departments can quickly unifiy with law enforcement to breach numerous doors, searching for perpetrators, ______ and people sheltering in place.

16 Some of the more common medication carried by EMS providers include epinephrine and morphine, both of which manufacturers recommend be kept between 15ºC and 30ºC (59ºF to 86ºF). Lorazepam, on the other hand, needs to be _____.

17 During the 2017 Legislative Session, the North Carolina General Assembly officially established September 11th as an annual legal holiday, recognized as “______Responder Day.”

19 An organized, phased, and supervised withdrawal, dispersal, or removal of civilians from dangerous or potentially dangerous areas.

21 In todays emergency services, active _____ is a critical part of communications.


1 South Carolina Ambulance Providers Association (abbr).

2 When fighting a fire extinguisher use PASS; Pull, Aim, Squeeze, _____.

3 The art of _____ is a skill that all leaders must possess to ensure that a department runs smoothly and efficiently.

4 Always wear proper ______ equipment so as not to endager your own health and safety.

6 A fire-suppression tool consisting of a flap of belting fabric fastened to a long handle used in direct attack for beating out flames along a fire edge is known as a fire ______.

8 Firefighters’ and Rescue Squad Workers’ Pension Fund (abbr).

12 After an approximately four-year process the North Carolina Medical Board recently approved the use ketamine by _____ in North Carolina. It can now be used for pain and sedation in addition to other indications

13 Active shooter event is also considered a ______ event.

14 When fighting wildland fires other potential hazmats a fire fighter may come across include clandestine illegal hazmats such as drug labs and marijuana _____.

18 The biggest cause of malignant neoplasms (or cancer) is _____ damage.

20 Surface Supply Diving allows you to make a dive without having to worry about a limited tank of ______ on your back.


Caroline M. Schloss is a current member of the Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Dept., Currituck County Fire/EMS, Virginia Beach CERT VA., Currituck County CERT, National Association of Search and Rescue, Project Lifesaver VA.

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