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Best Practices for EMS and Fire Response to Incidents During Civil Unrest

These incidents present unique challenges and sometimes place first responders at higher than anticipated levels of risk. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) worked together to compile best practices to assist you as you respond to civil unrest incidents in your community.

Creating Change in the Fire Service

This training is a roundtable discussion between five fire service leaders about how to create change in the fire service and lead a culture of safety. The roundtable discusses how to lead an organization where safety in fire service is a primary focus, including making safety a priority, handling resistance, extending responsible behavior modeling to …

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FIREFIGHTER LODD DATA 2022– Not Drama…Just The Facts….

2022 ended with a total, as of 26 December, of 96 on-duty deaths as defined and recorded by the United States Fire Administration (USFA)[1]. Of those 96, nine (9%) were interior fatalities. For providing specific data, I define interior deaths as those on the fireground that are traumatic versus those that are medical in the …

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FAMILY FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST FD, CHIEF, IC,OTHERS IN LODD

As the year of 2022 has gone on, we have seen more LODD related lawsuits from families against Fire Chiefs, fire departments and property owners. The most recent one is shared with us by Fire Chief/Attorney Curt Varone has brought to our attention. This one, like some others, is an excellent template for all of …

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The Yearly Training Calendar: A Framework for Success

Justin Bailey explains why breaking a volunteer department training calendar into three parts eases the process for developing the program. “Congratulations, you are the new training officer!” These words can strike excitement and anxiousness at the same time. This usually is followed by, “What’s your idea for the training program for next year?”

RFD Among First Fire Departments in N.C. to Employ Psychologist

While some fire departments have counselors on staff, RFD is believed to be the first fire department in North Carolina to employ a full-time staff psychologist. Dr. Crohan will also be available to help Raleigh Fire Department retirees. Counselors often focus on the aftermath of a crisis or how extreme situations impact the participants, but …

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Fire Safety for Electric Vehicles and Other Modern Vehicles in Parking Structures

In spite of the global supply chain issues and loss of vehicles in the Felicity Ace cargo ship fire, the sales of electric vehicles (EVs) has been on the move, hitting 6.6 million in 2021, which is more than triple their market share from two years earlier. While this might be good news for our …

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