Daily Incident Log – 01/06/2016 North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

Jacksonville firefighter community loses one of its own     A Thursday death has rocked the local firefighter community. Jason Abalos, a 35-year-old husband, father and firefighter... Read More...

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From the Publisher

The Times They Are A-Changin’ I’ll borrow a passage from an old Bob Dylan song: “Come senators, congressmen Please heed the call Don’t stand in the doorway Read More...

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From the Editor

Fall is here and with the changing of seasons and finalizing of the year, I always seem to find myself reflecting back on what went right and what can be improved. It is also the holiday season, whic... Read More...

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Fire Departments Donate Truck and Supplies to Pine Terrace

Hurricane Matthew left its damage along North Carolina flooding many towns and leaving thousands homeless while first responders worked 24/7. Many fire stations were also damaged from high water floo... Read More...

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Improving Prehospital Care of Athletes

There are many athletic events that EMS may be standing by or called to that traverse the contact and collision spectrums. High school football games are perhaps the most high profile events that EMS... Read More...


Challenging Pediatric Dogma — A Human Factors Engineering Win

As a Nobel Prize winning scientist, Daniel Kahneman gave us a deeper understanding of the human brain and how it makes critical decisions. The fascinating thing is that EMS providers must make decisi... Read More...

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HCN and CO in Fire Fighting and EMS

It isn’t just Carbon Monoxide (CO) we need to worry about. Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) is probably an even greater danger. If you or members of your team have experienced a headache, sore throat or n... Read More...

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Hazmat Team Leadership and Management: Keeping the Torch Lit and Eventually Passing it On

While pondering our next topic of conversation, I began to reflect on the fact that next month I will celebrate having served 20 years in the arenas of the fire service and hazardous materials respon... Read More...


Metropolitan Medical Response System

The Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) traces its origin to the Metropolitan Medical Strike Team (MMST) concept created by the Washington Metropolitan Area in 1995. The MMST was a joint effo... Read More...

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Important Information For the Grant Writer

Many emergency services agencies are looking for grants as a way to fund new and current projects. It is important for these agencies to understand the grant AND the grantor to increase the odds of r... Read More...

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Several Items Concerning Rescue

I recently returned from the 60th Annual Convention of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS held in Hickory, North Carolina on Sept. 8-11, 2016. There were instructional classes in rescue... Read More...

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Outside Sale Rep
Location: Mid-Atlantic States

About RescueGear
We set out to establish the best one-stop shop for rescue teams and their equipment needs. Our focus is dive, marine, rope and water rescue equipment. We have aggregated the industry’s best products from: Aqualung Military, Force 6, Extra Sport, NRS, Mustang Survival, Petzl, Rock Exotica, CMC, PMI rope, Black Diamond, Yates, Petzl, Stearns, Five Ten, and many others. After only two years we’re one of the fastest growing brands in the rescue industry. We are in a sweet spot where we get to build and shape this young brand and organization everyday. We love it here at RescueGear and believe you will, too.

The Job
Outside Sales Rep - You are the pro that our rescue teams rely on to answer all things including dive, marine, water and rope rescue. You will be recommending products and gear for specific missions. You are the main contact for quotes and purchases and will be the liaison between accounts and vendors.

Key Accountabilities
¥    Create loyalty by consistently delivering outstanding customer service.
¥    Recruit new business and sell RescueGear products directly to rescue teams, establishing a one-stop shop for their equipment needs within territory.
¥    Product Knowledge – must demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of all RescueGear product lines and be able to promptly relay that information to customers.
¥    Maintain regular & effective communication with accounts while building new relationships within the territory.
¥    Reach annual sales goals and manage promotional and T&E budgets.
¥    Leverage relationships to drive sales with other teams inside larger departments (ie. Dive, Marine, Rope & Water Rescue) to outfit all departments with RescueGear products & services.
¥    Adhere to protocols for various city and state purchases.

Our ideal candidate will:
¥    Be an acute listener.
¥    Promptly respond to customer inquiries & connect with teams in a warm and upbeat manner.
¥    Effectively present information and swiftly respond to questions from rescue teams.
¥    Successfully influence decisions and outcomes both internally and externally that support business decisions, while maintaining strong and productive relationships.
¥    Travel frequently via car for sales calls and demos within a two-three state area. Occasional overnight car and air travel is required for sales calls, meetings and trade shows.
¥    Quote and take orders for products.
¥    Monitor inventory for availability and backorders.
¥    Continually improve the content and scope of the available resources for customer needs including the website & printed materials.
¥    Work independently and act as a key member of a small team.
¥    Be able to prioritize activities that have the highest impact.
¥    Work at a above-average pace.
¥    Have a basic understanding of discounts, proportions, percentages and ratios.

Educational and Previous Experience Requirements
¥    6 years LE/EMS/Fire service preferred, Flexible shift ,i.e. 24/48
¥    Prefer Minimum of 2 years of Special Operations experience
¥    Prefer Certifications in Spec Ops and active on Teams (rope and water)
¥    High School Diploma
¥    Proficient computer skills – Excel, Word, web browsers

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The Carolinas

E-mail resumes to [email protected]

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