Leadership & Personnel

The danger of bias cascade in EMS

Like a ripple effect, one mistake or incorrect assumption can lead to increased negative outcomes for the patient. “Sometimes we make a decision, and it snowballs.” Our cohosts get vulnerable on this episode of the Inside EMS podcast, sharing times in their career when they suffered from cascade bias – using incorrect supplied or assumed […]

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MVD Adopts “Include” as Fourth Strategic Goal

By adopting Include as a strategic goal, we emphasize our strong commitment to DEI.  As modern fire chiefs, ensuring the members of our departments are prepared and equipped to meet the challenges of the job is not enough.  We, and our changing society, demand that today’s fire and emergency service leaders, and emerging leaders, adapt

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IAFC Webinar on 4/16: Why Diversity Matters

April 16, 2024 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST The role of Chief Officers extends beyond recruitment and retention. It requires the ability to provide training and development opportunities that promote inclusivity and diversity in order to create unique spaces where everyone feels welcomed and supported. Let us work together to create a more inclusive

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Going Interior: Doing Hard Jobs and Living Well

Perception is Reality. Captain Bryson Rasmussen blends lofty ideals with common sense strategies and discusses how a positive mindset has helped him to balance family with a busy, successful career. Grand Junction Fire Department sponsors this work through our Peer Support Team, with the goal of educating and connecting our firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, and leadership.

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Mixed-Use Fire Stations

This week’s guests bring their valuable insights and expertise to the table as they discuss an article featured in the Daily Dispatch, which highlights the upcoming construction of apartments atop Fire Station 15 in midtown Atlanta. Many community members are surprised by this new development, but how new is this concept and what should be

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