The ’12 Series Highway Tank Trailers: A Possibly Corrosive Situation
This discussion is a continuance of the series pertaining to highway transportation tank trailers, in which we have previously covered the ’06 series non-pressure tank trailers and ’07 series low-pressure tank trailers.
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Be the Safe Ambulance Operator
n our last article we examined the all hazards approach to a railroad incident. In this issue, we’ll take a closer look at some of the rolling stock and locomotives that we may come across in our responses to rail incidents.
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Using Drones in the Rescue Service
All things in rescue evolve and change. Materials used in construction of rescue tools improve, technologies change, as do the applications of technologies to effect rescues. It is inevitable and it is a given: things change. However, physics is physics, since the beginning of time, and physics can be relied upon to function every time — assuming things are rigged correctly.
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Mutual Aid for Your Public Information Officer
Mutual Aid can be defined, simply, as reciprocal aid and cooperation among organizations and agencies. In the world of Public Safety, mutual aid agreements are absolutely vital. The same can be said with the Public Information Officer (PIO) relationship. Do YOU provide “Mutual Aid” to your fellow PIO professionals?
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Daily Incident Log – 02/09/2016 North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

NORTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG   North Lenoir Volunteer Fire Department chief wins statewide award   The N.C. Association of Fire Chiefs looked to Lenoir County when it... Read More...

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It’s Our Honor and Creed

Knight Communications has for over 30 years served and met the needs of some of our most distinguished Americans — first responders, educatorsand our national military. We are proud to serve the... Read More...

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The ’12 Series Highway Tank Trailers: A Possibly Corrosive Situation

This discussion is a continuance of the series pertaining to highway transportation tank trailers, in which we have previously covered the ’06 series non-pressure tank trailers and ’07 series low-pre... Read More...

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Railroad Incident Response: Rolling Stock and Locomotives

In our last article we examined the all hazards approach to a railroad incident. In this issue, we’ll take a closer look at some of the rolling stock and locomotives that we may come across in our re... Read More...

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Tis’ the Season – for CO calls

This article is likely being read after the first of the year, but it is being written as we crank up for the Christmas holidays. Tis’ the season for Santa Claus, eggnog, and Carbon Monoxide (CO) cal... Read More...

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Differences in Practices Between Rural and Urban First Responders: Examining How First Responders Handle Irritant Gas Syndrome Agent (IGSA) Disasters in Rural Versus Urban Settings

(Funding Supported by Magellan Scholar Program University of South Carolina: 11200-15-37930) During this past summer, I had the pleasure of attending the South Carolina Fire Rescue Conference ... Read More...

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Preparing for the (Fire) Storm

I have spent the past couple of decades working in some form of public safety and now my career takes me more and more into the realm of emergency management. One thing that I have learned is that th... Read More...

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Prevention or Suppression: Where Do You Stand?

During my tenure in the fire service, I have worked for a number of fire departments that ran a fair amount of calls throughout the year. While working for these departments, the crews trained, prepa... Read More...

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Using Drones in the Rescue Service

All things in rescue evolve and change. Materials used in construction of rescue tools improve, technologies change, as do the applications of technologies to effect rescues. It is inevitable and it ... Read More...

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Struts and Lights

We are rolling into a new year and new technology will be coming out in the equipment we buy and use. I will be hitting about six to right shows this year and have a chance to see some of these new t... Read More...

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The Upside to Being an Early Morning Riser

This article is going to be met with loud boos and “are you nuts” exclamations.  Stick with me folks. What I am about to tell you has changed my life forever. Read More...

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Issue 30.3 | Winter 2016

Keeping First Responders Safe
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