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.

At Least 46 Killed in Taiwanese Apartment Building Inferno

At least 46 people were killed and another 41 injured after a fire broke out early Thursday in a run-down mixed commercial and residential building in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung.
Fatal Hamden CT fire

Woman Dead, Man Rescued from Third Floor After Massive Three-Alarm CT Apartment Complex Fire

The fire erupted on Kaye Vue Drive in the Kaye Vue Plaza in Hamden shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday. Nearly 40 were displaced.
Fatal Taiwan structure fire

Officials Seek Cause of Taiwan Building Fire That Killed 46

Taiwanese officials set up an independent commission to investigate the conditions at a run-down building where a fire killed 46 people.
Cambridge OH firefighters operate at the scene of a September 2021 fire

OH County Is Battling a Firefighter Shortage

Guernsey County is facing a shortage of paid and volunteer firefighters and first responders.

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.

No Working Smoke Detectors Found in Akron (OH) Home After Fatal House Fire

Officials were not able to determine the cause, but said there are no signs of foul play.

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