In this Humpday Hangout, host Bill Gustin and the panel pay tribute to our fallen brothers on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and discuss the growing death toll of first responders from illnesses contracted from operating at Ground Zero.
In this replay of an earlier episode of the "Tailboard Talk" podcast, your hosts discuss mass shootings and fire-EMS response.
Former firefighter and medic Andy Bean spoke to JEMS Managing Editor Jeff Frankel about confronting an armed man late last week at a Walmart in Missouri.
In this new Training Minutes video, Steve Hamilton and company demonstrate the actions a crew may undertake when confronted with a gunman while responding to a medical call.
Patrick Agostinelli illustrates why firefighters must guard against complacency when responding to a call that appears to be similar in type to one they are called to hundreds of times a year. Even though the building in his article was vacant, it was filled with hazards that included wires in the hallway, explosives, and half-filled gasoline containers.
In this new Training Minutes video, Steve Hamilton reviews considerations for members conducting forcible entry during hostile events, including law enforcement adjustments to protect firefighters forcing entry.
Kim George explains how critical intervention bags can expand the function of EMS at a mass-casualty incident by making available to trained laypeople medical supplies they can use on scene to render medical aid to seriously injured victims.
In this new Training Minutes video, Steve Hamilton discusses law enforcement providing protection for firefighters who may need to access the fire department connection (FDC) during active shooter and MCI events.
A response to a recent article on NFPA 3000, Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response and more.