*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*Deputy chief shares cancer survival story; Fitness is a FF 'wonder drug'
August 25, 2020
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Dear FireRescue1 Member,
Acts of violence during active shooter events and, more recently, civil unrest have put firefighters on the front lines of dangerous confrontations.
To help firefighters stay safe in an ever-dynamic environment, today we launch our series
“Mass Violence: Enhanced Training for Emerging Threats,”
covering key topics:
Tactical fire teams
Fire as a weapon
… and more
Gordon Graham’s video on tactical withdrawal
Review these articles
with your crewmembers so they know what to do if faced with violence.
‘Hope for the best, prepare for the worst’: A deputy chief’s cancer story
By Brian Cronin
Detailing the diagnosis process, plus the ‘lightbulb’ moment about underestimating the number of toxic fires we face
Video: Why fitness is the fire service ‘wonder drug’
By Aaron Zamzow
5 reasons every firefighter, paramedic and EMT needs to exercise
Building a firefighter health and safety program: One department’s 3-pronged process
By Wayne Larson
The Mesquite (Texas) Fire Department focused on turnout gear additions and cleaning, SCBA scrubbing and exhaust removal
Get out: Firefighter tactical withdrawal
By Gordon Graham
Gordon Graham discusses the tactical withdrawal of first responders when encountering a violent or dangerous scene
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COVID-19 Update: Treatment options, bizarre clinical complications
MCHD medical directors discuss three promising treatments for COVID-19, return to work guidance and complications presenting in pediatric patients
How incident commanders can use video to enhance safety on the fireground
By Vince Bettinazzi
Dash-, helmet- and drone-mounted cameras provide ICs an invaluable view of incident scene operations
What firefighters need to know about BLEVEs
By Shelbie Watts
Explaining a boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion, how it occurs and how it can be prevented
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