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.

Hoses running from a fire truck

Aftermath of Fire at Corvallis (OR) Apartment House Displaces 10 People

An apartment house fire occurred at 707 SW 10th St. around 7:50 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, displacing 10 residents.
Firefighters on a hoseline

Small Grass Fire Sparks in Transient Camp Near Old Longmont (CO) Sugar Factory

Investigators have determined that a small grass fire that was extinguished early Friday near the sugar factory, just outside of Longmont, sparked from a portable heater in a transient camp.

Lehigh County (PA) Officials: 911 Tapes Disprove Allegation Dispatcher Hung Up On Spanish-Speaking Man

Police and firefighters responded within five minutes to a July 27, 2020, Allentown house fire that killed a man and his 14-year-old nephew, Lehigh County officials said in response to an allegation in a lawsuit that a dispatcher hung up on the man because she didn’t understand Spanish.

Arson Suspect Arrested in Catoosa County (GA)

Deputies have arrested a suspect in relation to a recent series of what authorities said were deliberately set fires in northern Catoosa and Walker cou

Fire-Scarred CA Braces for More Storms, Flash Floods

Northern California residents relieved that this week’s rain helped contain stubborn wildfires and soaked dry gardens were cleaning up Friday and preparing for a massive storm this weekend that could bring flash flooding to vast areas scorched by fire.
Grenfell Tower Fire

Grenfell Report: Fire Services Needs to Be Proactive in Assessing Risks

A public report on the devastating 2017 Grenfell Tower Fire in London, England, underscores the need for fire service leaders to better engage with emerging threats.

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