“Grab 2022 by the Throat and Yell, ‘Not This Year, You Don’t!”
BETH KRAH Scattered papers across my desk (and falling to the floor) proved I was serious about preparing my first article for Carolina Fire. The
A Strong Letter to Follow …
KEN FARMER Way back in 1975, I met a person who turned out to be a larger-than-life influence on my life in the fire service.
All Electrical Fire Apparatus?
ANTHONY BULYGO Fasten your seat belts, a new concept of fire apparatus is in the works. Fire apparatus of a Type 1 through Type 6
As Morale Declines Among Law Enforcement, Billy Graham Chaplains Step In
Every day law enforcement officers report to work, their lives are at risk. But that’s not all. Their mental health is also on the line.
Authorization or Appropriations:
BILL WEBB Knowing the Difference Can Make a Difference to Become an Advocate on Capitol Hill Trying to explain how Congress funds the federal government
Behavioral Health and Generations in the Workforce
In today’s workforce and career field, especially all working as first responders, behavioral health is a major concern. Typically, the time from October to February
COVID-19 Q&A with Dr. James Winslow
I want to go over some common questions I get from EMS personnel regarding COVID-19. Below I have done my best to summarize how I
Emptying Our Stress Buckets
Today, education and discussion on mental health, suicide and PTSD are at the forefront for first responders. However, despite effort, it almost seems as though
Fall Protection: Learning from Tragedies
RAYMOND MANN Two fatal falls brought a tragic end to the summer of 2021 for fire departments on opposite sides of the U.S. In Maryland,
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North Carolina Fire Station Profile: Charlotte Fire Department
Mecklenburg County, NCType Department: PaidStructure: Conventional org chart ISO: 1Number of Stations: 43Number of Apparatus: 94 Pumpers: 43 frontline and 16 Reserves Aerials:
Phising, Smishing, and your New Year’s Financial Review
BILL CARTER With digital banking becoming increasingly the preferred “banking” choice of consumers, we need to make sure that your accounts are always protected. If
Recognizing a Problem
DAVID HESSELMEYER Recruitment and retention should be a priority for all of our departments now and for a long time to come. Why, you might
Solving the Puzzle: Intelligence Gathering on the HAZMAT ‘Battlefield’
The adage “Knowledge is power” applies not only to life in general, but also to the discipline of hazmat response. GLENN CLAPP CSP, EFO, CHMM,
South Carolina Fire Station Profile: Burton Fire District
Beaufort County, SC Department Name: Burton Fire DistrictCounty: BeaufortType Department: CareerStructure: Burton Fire District Grays Hill ALS Fire StationISO: 2/2yNumber of Stations: 5Number of Apparatus:
Understanding the Recommendations of NFPA 3000
JULIE DOWNEY As discussed in the last article, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 3000 Active Shooter/Hostile Event (ASHE) standard’s main objectives are to provide
When Should You Consider Renting Your Gear?
TAYLOR BURKE GILMAN he National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1851 guidelines recommend two cleanings per year for turnout gear. All departments know the importance of