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DHS S&T Adds New Features to First App

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced the release of a major sharing service update to its First Responder Support Tools (FiRST) mobile application (app) first released in 2011.

Response to "One-Pot" Meth Labs

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

The "One-Pot" or "Shake-and-Bake" methamphetamine (meth) production method has led to the decrease in the number of "traditional" clandestine drug labs in the United States.

CT Train Derailment and Mass Casualty Response

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

On Friday, May 17, 2013, during peak rush hour, an eight-car, electric-drawn commuter train traveling eastbound from New York City suddenly derailed as it passed over the border between Fairfield and Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Morningside VFD Elects to be All Volunteer

Mon, Nov 18, 2013

The leadership of the Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department and the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) met to discuss the stations staffing deployment.

LINC Study Published in JAMA Reinforces the Safety and Effectiveness of the LUCAS Chest Compression System

Mon, Nov 18, 2013

Physio-Control,in emergency medical response technologies industry, today announced that the comprehensive results of the LUCAS in Cardiac Arrest (LINC) clinical trial have been published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Long-Awaited CV Disease Updates Released

Mon, Nov 18, 2013

Four long-overdue updates to treatment and monitoring guidelines for cardiovascular disease have finally been released. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHBLI), in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACA) and American Heart Association (AHA) released updates to cholesterol treatment guidelines, cardiovascular (CV) risk assessment, CV risk reduction, and obesity management guidelines on November 14, 2013

Houston Fire Chief Stepping Down, Reflects on Job

Sun, Nov 17, 2013

Houston Fire Chief Terry Garrison calls Houston a great city with a great fire department and Mayor Annise Parker, one of the best bosses he ever had.

Study: Fit Firefighters Less Prone to Injury

Sat, Nov 16, 2013

U.S. researchers say for a physically demanding job like firefighting, fitness is a basic requirement and may protect against injury.

Drug Shortages: Are You Part of the Problem?

Thu, Nov 14, 2013

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report issued in October 2013 lists steps the agency has taken to alleviate drug shortages in the United States. If you read between the lines, there is a suggestion that buyers (not just hospitals, but fire and EMS) may share responsibility for drug shortages.

Prince George's County Offers Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Wed, Nov 13, 2013

The Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department offers the following safety tips, to ensure that all citizens and residents will enjoy a safe and festive Thanksgiving holiday.

Grand Jury Report May Affect Cuts at CA Fire Department

Wed, Nov 13, 2013

A report that urges fire departments to reconsider their "fire-oriented" model of service may play into one California department's budget cuts.

The Single Relief Cut: Saving Time with Dash Displacement

Wed, Nov 13, 2013

David Dalrymple explores a twist on dash displacement that helps at dash roll and dash lift evolutions.

Preparing for the Weather: Winter

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

When firefighters report for duty, they should always be thinking of the weather conditions that they will be subjected to for that shift and prepare accordingly, writes Tom Warren.

Delray Beach (FL) Firefighters Rescue One from House Fire

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

Delray Beach (FL) firefighters responded to a structure fire over the weekend and rescued an elderly resident.

Staffing: Are We Telling the Right Story?

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

If a solution involves additional dollars, the funds may not exist using your old funding models, writes Craig A. Haigh.

DHS S&T Announces New Accreditation Organizations to Join Compliance Assessment Program

Fri, Nov 8, 2013

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced that the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board, and International Accreditation New Zealand joined the Directorate’s laboratory accreditation efforts. 

Equipment Tracking Software Adds 2D Dot Label and Improves Efficiency

Fri, Nov 8, 2013

Maryland EMS Veteran Rick Himes Named Representative for Atrus AED Link

Thu, Nov 7, 2013

Atrus, Inc., creators of the innovative AED LinkTM system and the National AED RegistryTM, announces that Maryland EMS veteran Rick Himes has joined the company as a business development representative.

Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) Appoints New E-ONE CEO

Thu, Nov 7, 2013

Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) announced today the appointment of Dan Peters as President and CEO of E-ONE, Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of first responder apparatus.

Custom Hand Painted Firefighter Helmet Raffle to Raise Funds for Responder Stress Training

Wed, Nov 6, 2013

FoxFury Lighting Solutions has partnered with C4L & Associates and 1st Responder Treatment on a custom hand painted Reach For The Light firefighter helmet to bring awareness to responder stress.

Park Ridge Adopts All-Digital, Interoperable First Responder Technology City-Wide

Wed, Nov 6, 2013

The City of Park Ridge announced today the adoption of first responder technology CommandScopeTM to assist in saving lives and property in cases of emergencies.

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