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What We Have To Live Up To…

My oldest son recently had to do a project on a medical based career. Without prompting he chose EMT/Paramedic as his project. He had to research salaries, job duties, job availability, etc. He however added the slide pictured above again ...

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Teaching The Working Length

The working length of hose is critical when it comes to an engine companies ability to rapidly extinguish a fire. The working length is that first 50 feet of hose from the nozzle to the first coupling. It is the ...

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Leadership Tunnel Vision

Webster’s Dictionary defines Tunnel Vision as: constriction of the visual field resulting in loss of peripheral vision   extreme narrowness of viewpoint : narrow-mindedness; also : single-minded concentration on one objective In the Fire service, we often associate “tunnel vision” ...

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Ground Ladder Tips and Tricks

  Sometimes companies ignore ground ladders, but we can do a lot with them. I know with a three person crew on ladders, engines, and squads I expect the driver to be able to work independently on the exterior. For engine ...

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2014 Ohio Fire EMS EXPO

I just got back from the Ohio Fire and EMS EXPO in Columbus Ohio. I was given the chance to teach the 90 minute version of my “Medical Mayday” class talking about firefighter cardiac arrests, why the firefighter cardiac arrest ...

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IDLH Bottle Swap

The above video is of an IDLH or “hot” bottle swap out. Some often ask when a skill like this can be used. The best example is in a firefighter rescue situation where the access to the down firefighter may ...

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