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.

NTSB Recovers Black Boxes From Plane That Burned in TX

Federal accident investigators have recovered badly burned flight recorders and started interviewing people who were on board a jet that ran off a Texas runway during takeoff and burst into flames.

Police Dispatcher Admits Stealing $5K from NJ Volunteer EMS Squad

A volunteer for an emergency medical services squad in Lacey who works as a full-time police dispatcher in town admitted this week to stealing $4,690 from the volunteer organization.

Flood Damage, Age, Annexation May Push Bloomington (IN) to Replace Four of Five Fire...

The city of Bloomington may have to replace or move four of its five existing fire stations and, pending on the outcome of annexation, add two more stations, for a total cost exceeding $30 million.
Firefighter directing a hoseline upwards

Lafayette (LA) Firefighter Remembered As ‘Example of What Generosity Looks Like’

The Lafayette Fire Department on Tuesday said a final goodbye to a longtime firefighter who was remembered as the epitome of a compassionate, generous leader and community servant.

Off-Duty PA Firefighter Helped Rescue Two Trapped in Burning Home

A volunteer firefighter guided two people from a smoke and flame filled row home onto a roof and helped save their lives.
Firefighter advancing a hoseline

West Hartford (CT) House Fire Sends One to Hospital, Kills Cat

A cat died and a resident was injured in a West Hartford house fire.

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