By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor We typically think of salaries and pensions as issues primarily affecting career, or mostly career, fire departments. As this story demonstrates, however, the continued economic situation, the potential "fiscal cliff," and resulting attention to government employees' compensation and benefit packages promise to keep firefighters in the news.What can you do?
Vehicle and machinery rescue scenarios where objects must be lifted to gain access to victims can become quickly overwhelming. A systematic approach allows personnel on scene to quickly progress through a menu of options.4 steps
The Rhodium Incident Management Suite, an easy-to-use command solution, has been put to the test in two major events. At the 2012 Presidential Debate, the Denver Police Dept. utilized Rhodium Suite to manage security. When Hurricane Sandy made landfall, police and fire departments in seven states utilized Rhodium Suite to manage countless responses during the storm.
Some people listen to music, some to talk radio. I listen to fire dispatches. I've heard some golden moments transmitted. My all time favorite radio transmission goes to a flustered police officer in Texas. Copy that
Extremely powerful and uniquely versatile, the Power Hawk Rescue System is unlike any other rescue tool in the world. This All-Electric (no hydraulics) "jaws" type rescue tool utilizes Curtiss-Wright aerospace gear technology developed for demanding military fighterjet flight controls and auto extrication.