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Chief Conversations: IAFC Southeast Division top issues–
By FireRescue1 Staff
FireRescue1 Executive Editor Chief Marc Bashoor speaks with Kingman D. Schuldt, CFO, president of the IAFC’s Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs, and chief, Greater Naples Fire Rescue District, FL about the relationship between the divisions and the parent organization in IAFC.
“The divisions serve such an important role in bridging the gap between the local communities and the state organizations to the international programs,” Shuldt notes. We really try to focus as a division to take those messages, those needs, those wants, desires of the local fire services at the state level and take them up to the international level.
Shuldt and Bashoor discuss the hot button issues in the Southeast division, which reflect the core values in the greater fire service: cancer presumption, mental health and wellness, PTSD, safe haven for newborns and fire prevention.
Chief Conversations: FDSOA programs to keep firefighters safe–
By FireRescue1 Staff
FireRescue1 Executive Editor Chief Marc Bashoor sits down with Fire Department Safety Officers Association Executive Director Rich Marinucci at Fire Rescue International to discuss the latest FDSOA programs and initiatives.
“We talk often about “everybody goes home at the end of the call,” but our real goal is not only to go home safely but to be able to last well into your retirement,” Marinucci tells Bashoor.
Firefighter makes PSA about suicide prevention–
L.t Katja Lansing, with Fairfax (Va.) County Fire and Rescue Department, speaks out about suicide prevention in the fire service. The video aims to help the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Fire captain makes PSA about suicide prevention–
Captain Yolanda Demark, with Fairfax (Va.) County Fire and Rescue Department, speaks out about suicide prevention in the fire service. The video aims to help the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Serve strong: Support your crew–
Firefighting is tough both mentally and physically. Know the signs so you can help your crew get the help that they need.
Excellance, Inc. equips mobile stroke treatment units with CT scanners to diagnose, treat on the scene–
Excellance, Inc. finishes new Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit for Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
Stroke ambulances dramatically cut treatment time–
Cleveland Clinic reports how studies from their Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit (MSTU) are dramatically cutting treatment time. Excellance, Inc. manufactured the MSTU and there are currently only 11 units in the world like this one that are active.
What follows a burn injury?–
Survivors injured by home fires endure a lifetime of recovery. Dr. James Gallagher and Jamie Heffernan with the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center in New York City describe the aftermath their patients face and the healing power of linking survivors with their peers.
NY couple uses fire hose to reveal baby's gender–
Brighton firefighter Jimmy Cologgi and his wife Laura found out their baby’s gender, with friends, family and colleagues of Cologgi’s.
Obama addresses PTSD–
President Obama answered questions from a military audience Wednesday night in a town hall in Fort Lee, Virginia, hosted by CNN and moderated by Jake Tapper.
Excellance's Mobile Stroke Unit In Action and Saving Lives!–
The Cleveland Clinic shows how the Mobile Stroke Unit by Excellance saves brain function and lives.
Fire Service Chats: Bryan Frieders–
Bryan Frieders, president of the Firefighters Cancer Support Network, discusses how that organization formed and what it's doing to reduce firefighters' incidents of cancer.
Firefighter wife dances, runs to raise awareness for cancer–
Firefighter Dance Performed by Good Morning America NY Bride Peggy Abundiz. Peggy competes in running events wearing firefighter gear to call attention to firefighters across America who are battling cancer and to help raise donations for the Code 3 for a Cure cause that provides assistance to firefighters battling cancer Peggy proudly represents her husband, a three-time cancer survivor, and other firefighters who can no longer compete in athletic events due to their disabilities caused by their cancer treatments.
Scott Gieselhart suicide discussion
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