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PPV Part 2

http://blip.tv/play/gf9a1uY1Ag Here is a video with interviews of the people involved in the Arizona training fire flashover. Have a look and come back. A friend of mine on Facebook posted the first video with the notion that PPV is extremely dangerous and … Continue reading

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Positive Pressure Ventilation

http://blip.tv/play/gf9ayoMpAg November 19, 2004. Cottonwood, Arizona. A training fire goes wrong when forced air ventilation is applied to the structure during suppression activities. Video from The Bravest Online. Click on the link above and watch the video. We do not … Continue reading

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Fire Department to charge for services

A fire department in Metro Louisville’s Suburban Fire District will begin billing their residents for services rendered. Links to the news stories are below. Lyndon Fire Department to begin billing for services from WLKY.com Lyndon Fire Department to Charge Fees  from WDRB … Continue reading

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Fire Department Mergers

Metro Louisville has 18 fire departments serving the suburban fire districts.  The Dixie Suburban Fire Protection District is looking to merge with Pleasure Ridge Park FPD. I applaud both fire departments for striving to save money and provide a better service to … Continue reading

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Amateur Radio

I know I recently ranted about the usefulness of ham radio operators. The recent unfortunate events in the midwest tornado outbreaks have provided an example of when self sustained radio stations are vital for communication. This article from the ARRL … Continue reading

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Emergency Communications

A discussion on the National EMS Managers Association  list has prompted me to interject my opinion on the topic of amateur radio operators and their use in emergency communication during civil emergencies. If you are not following the NEMSMA list then … Continue reading

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Burnout

Anyone who has been in emergency services for more than six months has encountered burn out. You might not have recognized burn out at first glance, however I am sure you’ve seen this first hand. This edition of The Handover, I asked our participants … Continue reading

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