Leadership

The Round Table

Issue 11 and Volume 127.

The Round Table DEPARTMENTS An engine or ladder is often the first company to arrive on the scene of a fire, accident or any other emergency In which civilians require immediate first-aid attention—respiratory, bleeding, splinting or what have you. What provisions have you made for your department to handle such emergencies in the area of training and equipment. James E. Huie, Fireman First Class, Escondido, Calif.: Because our department is relatively small, our fire fighters must be “jacks-of-all-trades.” Our entire on-duty force responds to all emergencies with the exception of situations known to be strictly first aid in nature. Thus it is of great importance that all men be trained in first-aid skills. All of our men hold Red Cross advanced first-aid cards. This initial training is supplemented by on-duty monthly drilling to remain proficient in the manual skills. It is in these monthly drills that the men get CPR…

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