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The city council owes it to the memory of their faithful public servant to make a meaningful change to help those still on the job. ...
Fire Chief Washington Espinoza talks about the challenges of running a fire department in a southern Peruvian city of 250,000 with almost no money. ...
The term first responder has outlived its usefulness to the point of becoming detrimental to those who respond first. ...
SOPs built around general expectations rather than specific behaviors will improve morale and be easier to enforce. ...
Fire chiefs need to foster opportunities for incident commanders to develop their situational awareness skills through training and experience. ...
An unstable pile of sharp steel sheets pinning a worker's leg raised questions of field amputation and rescuer safety; here's how we handled it. ...
Fire and EMS providers have a duty to make a good-faith effort to provide competent, efficient and compassionate emergency care to everyone in need. ...
It is more important to know firefighters' physical abilities each year than at the beginning of their careers. ...
Firefighters, EMTs and paramedics have an obligation to respond regardless of their opinions about addiction and Narcan. ...
These short-cut mistakes can quickly compound into bigger issues that compromise safety and the fire attack. ...
A new Illinois law claims responders will no longer have immunity from lawsuits brought by individuals who accuse them of not providing the proper level of response ...
Despite the encouraging trend to address mental health, there is still resistance and misconception. ...
Cancer is that thing that happens to the other firefighter, until it happens to you. ...
Without knowing the root cause of the behavior problem, fixing it is sheer luck. ...
Fire Chief Digital Edition - Winter 2016 focuses on how far we've come in helping firefighters and what our next steps are. ...
To ensure changes to PPE standards are not half-baked, there's a detailed and responsible procedure for idea to become reality. ...
Firefighter safety is also about protecting the mind from the barrage of witnessed trauma. ...
In addition to making water go further, CAFS may reduce firefighters' exposure to cancer-causing chemicals. ...
As with EMS or hazmat training, fire chiefs must approach diversity training with a long-term view. ...
The growing number of limited English speakers raises the urgency for fire chiefs to have a solid plan for communicating with them in times of need. ...



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