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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Truck Driver Convicted in CO Pileup that Killed Four

A truck driver accused of causing a fiery pileup that killed four people and injured six others on a Colorado highway has been convicted of vehicular homicide and other charges.

CA Wildfire Now Half Contained Amid Calmer Weather

Firefighters persisted in making progress Saturday against a wildfire burning for a sixth day in Southern California coastal mountains.

Four Survive After Plane Crashes at Private Airstrip Near Wilton (CA)

Four people were critically injured after their plane crashed Thursday afternoon near a private airstrip in Wilton.
Fire Department of New York (FDNY)

FDNY Announces First-Ever Anti-Nepotism Rules

New York City's Fire Department has released its first-ever anti-nepotism policy, prompting eye rolls from critics who say “FDNY family” is more than just a feelgood catch phrase.

Boise (ID) Firefighter has Medical Emergency on Call, Hospitalized in Stable Condition

A Boise firefigher was hospitalized on Friday after suffering a medical emergency while responding to a reported structure fire.

Woman Charged with Arson After Infant Dies in Rock Hill (SC) Fire

A Rock Hill woman has been charged with arson after her infant child died following a house fire Thursday in Rock Hill.

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