By listener request, our hosts discuss the new law restricting ketamine use in Colorado and the Chicago sexual harassment settlement. In this episode of the Inside EMS Podcast, our co-hosts, Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson, discuss the news of the week as requested by listener emails.
Officials had no idea more than 200,000 lithium batteries were stored in an Illinois warehouse until it caught fire. At 11:45 a.m. June 29 in the small Illinois city of Morris, firefighters were dispatched to a warehouse fire. City officials say they had no idea what was in the 70,000-square-foot warehouse and that no permits …
In this edition of What’s YOUR Problem?, Chief Billy Goldfeder helps a new member deal with a lack of guidance and training from more veteran firefighters who just tell him to “Google it” or “Figure it out on your own.” Check out Goldfeder’s response.
Yes, there’s destination at which you want to arrive. Yes, the sooner you can get there the better. But as a leader your task is, by definition, helping others get there as well. Which means you may have to stop and start repeatedly.
If you are an officer who sits on a candidate review panel, here are a list of questions to help you get at each candidate’s character. If you are a candidate looking to land a job on a fire department, take notice — these and questions like them are likely coming your way. Be prepared.
Insights into the deadly Fla. condo collapse, how post-9/11 changes have improved incident command. Ludwig is fire chief of the ISO Class 1 Champaign (Illinois) Fire Department and past president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
Fires can occur anywhere but fires that affect our homes are often the most tragic and the most preventable. This report describes the characteristics of civilian fire fatalities in residential buildings reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System for 2017‑2019.
Eastern Director Phil Goglas is presenting this week’s Wellness Wednesday, and he’s asking some hard questions, because ultimately, taking care of your gear is taking care of yourself.
Aside from the acute risks of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, heat stress causes stress on the cardiovascular system. The leading cause of firefighter line-of-duty deaths is sudden cardiac events. Research suggests that heat stress is a causal factor in cardiac illness for firefighters PDF and may contribute to the likelihood of a sudden cardiac event in those …
People who identify as LGBTQI are at an increased risk of experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge, and it’s important that you consider a person’s identity and treat them with respect when offering support. Understanding the current state of mental health in the LGBTQI community is the first step to #BeTheDifference.