Are You Rail Ready?
Firefighters, rescue and EMS professionals across North Carolina work with a passion to fight blazes and protect and aid the state’s residents in dangerous and potentially deadly situations.
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Firefighter Training in the Electronic Age
For seasoned fire instructors, new hires coming into the force can be a challenge when it comes to instructional media. These young new hires are entering the workforce with a mindset geared towards technology and its various uses.
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 HEAVY vehicle rescue LIFTING
We have been looking at large vehicle rescue in past issues. You will not hear me refer to this as big rig rescue because we have to consider that a fair amount of these vehicles are not just “big rigs,” or tractor trailers, but are school buses, commercial buses, concrete trucks, garbage trucks, dump trucks and so on.
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Safety First
Before driving your emergency vehicle, it is important to make sure that your ambulance is in working order. You should know the current and forecasted weather conditions and be vigilant in paying attention to other drivers on the road.
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Daily Incident Log – 10/17/2014 North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

Topsail Beach moves to make properties accessible to firetrucks     Topsail Beach commissioners took a first step Wednesday night in forcing property owners to clear the way for t... Read More...

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From the Editor - Fall 2014

As an EMT or paramedic, how do you feel when you arrive at a call and there are children involved? Do you panic a little? Do you feel you have all the information you need to make informed treatment ... Read More...

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Kids and Strokes — are they little adults?

There is one line that will undoubtedly upset most pediatricians in this country. If you are an EMS provider and want to ruffle some feathers simply tell your local easy going pediatric specialist “k... Read More...

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Moulage Concepts ‘Bridging the Gap’ in simulated training exercises

How good are you at pretending, at engaging and play-acting? If you were instructed to care for a simulated victim with a patient profile card that read “hemorrhaging gunshot wound” or “open pneum... Read More...

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America’s Music City Tunes in to EMS

This fall, Nashville will be the heart and soul of EMS as Tennessee’s “Music City” plays host to this year’s EMS World Expo, Nov. 9-13, at Music City Center. The nation’s largest EMS-focused conferen... Read More...

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EMS strategic planning?

I decided to search the Internet for EMS Strategic planning. The results that flashed on my screen informed me that there were only two to three pages of actual results that fit the topic I was resea... Read More...

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Safety First Driving Tips for EMTs

Before driving your emergency vehicle, it is important to make sure that your ambulance is in working order. You should know the current and forecasted weather conditions and be vigilant in paying at... Read More...

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The success of establishing a mentor program

Looking at the fire service in 2014, we see a lot of different practices that were not in place just five or six years ago. A large problem in the fire service today is staffing and trying to keep up... Read More...

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The importance of motor vehicle records

Does your agency review your drivers’ records and licenses on a regular basis? If you are not doing this basic loss prevention step, you may be jeopardizing your members and your organization. Read More...

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The OIG list of excluded parties and entities How and why does it matter to you?

In the world of healthcare compliance, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) exclusions are a hot topic, yet many people still do not know what this list is and how to use it. So for starters, does i... Read More...

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HEAVY VEHICLE RESCUE LIFTING

We have been looking at large vehicle rescue in past issues. You will not hear me refer to this as big rig rescue because we have to consider that a fair amount of these vehicles are not just “big ri... Read More...

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Issue 29.2 | Fall 2014

Keeping First Responders Safe
Ideas to improve safety on the job, leadership, serving our community and keeping the desire to serve others...