Leadership & Personnel

5 ways to protect your ambulance from theft

Articles about ambulance theft pop up frequently enough on EMS1.com to convince me that theft is an actual problem that could happen anytime and anywhere. With the potential for catastrophic injury or death as well as a financial loss of more than $200,000, it seems like preventing ambulance theft should be a high priority for …

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Drones in Fire Departments: The Step-by-Step Process to Create a Drone Program

Given the size of the city of L.A., the potential bureaucratic hurdles required to actually launch something so new were significant. In this article, we’ll share the step-by-step process that was followed for the LAFD’s drone program approval to be expedited, so that the department could have UAVs at their disposal to help with the …

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Case Study: A Fire Department Communication Strategy

This is the communications strategy for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and provides a comprehensive picture of how the Service plans to provide and develop its communications to support the communities it serves. It also reflects the Service’s aims and values and considers findings from staff survey feedback and specialist communications reports. This, in turn, …

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Crisis Intervention by Social Workers for Fire Departments

Originally, social workers were developed in these fire departments to address the needs of firefighters themselves. However, their functions have expanded to address the needs of customers served by the fire department, both at the scene and during the postintervention period. Using principles of crisis intervention and trauma theory, social workers and social work students …

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