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Major Radiation Near-Miss Inspires Hazmat Training

On May 2, 2019, a routine medical device decommissioning turned into “a near miss to a significant event” that could have had devastating effects in the heart of Seattle. On that night, at the Harborview Research and Training Building, a contractor was decommissioning a medical device called an irradiator, which contained a small amount of radioactive …

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There is No Success Without a Successor

As we confront the challenges and issues of the 21st century fire service, ensuring that a comprehensive succession plan is in place is critically important. Having a succession plan that is coupled with the organization’s strategic plan and professional development program correlates goals, objectives, and tasks with organizational statements.

Wildland: NOAA Southwest Drought Report

No human alive has seen a worse drought in the American Southwest than the one we’re in right now. State-of-the-art science and the collective expertise of the NOAA Drought Task Force was applied to produce this report. Using the state-of-science and the collective expertise of the NOAA Drought Task Force, this report addresses three questions about …

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Inside EMS Podcast: Dangerous Assumptions

Peyton Morse, 21, was a firefighter recruit in training at the New York State Academy of Fire Science. His calls for help, “Help me. I can’t breathe,” during an SCBA evolution, reportedly went unheeded until he was unresponsive. His death is now the subject of an investigation. Kelly notes that like Greg, he was also …

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