Austin-Travis County EMS

Force Multiplier Patient Care

October 19, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

What if you could keep hundreds of low-acuity patients a week from having to needlessly go to the emergency room? And what if by doing so you could reduce or eliminate the challenge of slow turn-around times, free up much-needed EMS and hospital resources, and help patients get the care they need faster, more affordably, and more efficiently?

Rapid Intervention: Don’t Just Stand There

November 4, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

This Webcast analyzes the current training on rescuing down firefighters from a more proactive viewpoint. Included are tasks that can be accomplished by the rapid intervention team (RIT) to “soften up” not just the structure but also the entire scene so that we can access the structure in a more rapid fashion to rescue the firefighter.

WEB EXCLUSIVES

Firefighters Settle Lawsuit Linked to Deadly 2019 Farmington (ME) Explosion

Claims filed last year in a civil lawsuit against two companies in connection to the deadly September 2019 building explosion in Farmington have been settled.

Navy Probe Finds Major Failures in Fire That Destroyed Ship

A Navy report has concluded there were sweeping failures that fueled the July 2020 arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard.
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Photos: Boston Firefighters Respond to Two-Alarm Porch Fire

The Boston (MA) Fire Department shared photos of companies responding to a porch fire Monday that went to two alarms.
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Three Firefighters Injured in Glendale (AZ) House Fire

Glendale and Phoenix crews were dispatched with reports of smoke coming from the back of the home as well as a possible attic fire.
Explosion at Canoga Park, LAFD

Los Angeles Firefighters Respond to Massive Fire That Injured Three

A massive inferno at a Canoga Park warehouse that authorities suspect was a marijuana grow left three people severely burned on Monday.

Female Firefighters, Civil Rights Advocates Call for Los Angeles (CA) Fire Chief’s Removal

Los Angeles firefighters and advocates for women on Monday called on Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas to resign following months of allegations that female firefighters face hazing, bullying and sexual harassment by their male colleagues.

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