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.

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What You Wear Under Your Turnout Gear is IMPORTANT!

December 9, 2021 | 1 PM EST

FR Station Wear is more important than you might think. It helps protect your most valuable resource, firefighters, in all aspects of their duties and responsibilities. In this webinar, you’ll learn about station wear history and trends, along with the basics of a systems level approach to PPE. All in the name of giving you extra layers of protection during exposure to fire above (in this case, below) and beyond your bunker gear.

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Firefighter Dies by Suicide at PA Fire Station

A 25-year-old Swatara Township firefighter killed herself in her bunk room this week, police said.
Baltimore City and Baltimore County Fire Departments

Report Examines Firefighters and MD Vaccine Mandates

The first full week of mandates requiring all municipal workers in Baltimore and Baltimore County to either be vaccinated or undergo regular testing has begun.

Raleigh (NC) Firefighters, Cops May Sue Over COVID Vaccination Rules

More than 100 Raleigh police officers, firefighters, and other city employees are threatening legal action over vaccine requirements they say are discriminatory.
Brad Pinsky, Chip Comstock, Curt Varone, and John K. Murphy

Podcast: Fire Service Court

Chip Comstock, John K. Murphy, and Curt Varone discuss a variety of legal issues facing the fire service, including vaccine mandates and exemptions and more.

Fire at Southern Taiwan Building Leaves 46 Dead, Dozens Injured

The cause of the fire was unclear, but firefighters noted the flames burned most intensely where a lot of clutter had been piled up.

Benefit Planned for PA Firefighter Seriously Injured at Scene of Accident

"The injuries that Kevin sustained will have him out of work for quite some time."

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