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August Drill Of The Month: Triage

Triage is an often overlooked and under utilized skill. We often only see its deployment in Mass Casualty Incidents/Disasters. While it is imperative in those situations, it also has value on the every day calls. For example how often do ...

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How can we stop the real killer?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU05-OahbvY] The video shows the example of a working fire, and 2 victims being removed. The company on scene did a great job, getting to and removing the victims. However even with their great efforts both victims died http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/latest-local/34880-two-dead-following-fire-at-ash-street-cooperative.html . ...

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So much going on….

It has been a busy past few days here in Averagejake land. Final preparations for FDIC, studying for an impending promotional exam, running a ton of calls at work, working out, getting the kids to their various activities, dealing with seasonal allergies, ...

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Medical Mayday

We all know the statistics that are out there. Firefighters and other emergency services workers are dying of cardiovascular issues typically heart attacks that cause cardiac arrest. However we still focus our firefighter rescue training on drags, bailouts, etc. While ...

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How far have we really come?

Take a look at the clip below. It comes from the show “Rescue 911”. If you have ever read the blog before then you already know that Rescue 911 was a huge influence on me. People before me had Emergency ...

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Victim Rescue

The below video brings to light a couple of things. 1. Like the post earlier today said it takes a mastery of basics in order to be able to pull off things like this. 2. Search discipline is a must, ...

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Thoughts on LODD

In the wake of the two recent VA LODD’s I have been thinking a lot about dying in the line of duty. Not dwelling on it or being fearful, but seriously trying to perform some self-reflection and think about the impact ...

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