Tag Archives: Fire

National EMS week 2012

It’s that time of year again, where everyone thanks EMS professionals for the service they provide. The one week a year you get when not every nurse greets you with a scowl. Not all is well in EMS though, some … Continue reading

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Volunteerism

Volunteerism is down across the entire United States. This is not really news to any fire department that relies on volunteers. An article out of eastern Kentucky, states the woes of the region. You can read the article here. Yes, … Continue reading

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Report on EMS Field Experiments

The Commission on Fire Accreditation International (a part of the Center for Public Safety Excellence – CPSE) along with IAFC, IAFF, NIST published a paper exalting the theory that more providers on scene make for faster intervention. The CPSE Mission … 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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NFPA 1403 Live fire training

This video is posted on The Bravest Online youtube account. There are many things wrong with this idea of training firefighters. First I will critique the video and then provide the references and data. The video opens with a firefighter running … 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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Wooden Ladders

The Vent Enter Search website provides a great resource for front line firefighters. They have everything from “What’s in your pockets?” to practical training tips and tricks. They will even show you possible hidden hazards of structures, most of the … Continue reading

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