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.

Oakland CA train derailment

Oakland (CA) Firefighters Respond When Six Train Cars Carrying Chemicals Derail

Firefighters accessed the hot zone and found no leaks in the pressurized cylinders holding sulfuric acid.
Estrada wildfire

Controlled Burn on Retired CA Fire Chief’s Property Sparked Fire

Even though more than a dozen Cal Fire firefighters were supervising the burn, sudden gusts of wind sent embers over their lines.
Boston steam leak

Two Injured in Steam Leak at Boston Plant

A ruptured pipe in a downtown steam plant sent white clouds billowing and two workers to the hospital.

Female Firefighters, Civil Rights Advocates Call for Los Angeles (CA) Fire Chief’s Removal

Los Angeles firefighters and advocates for women on Monday called on Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas to resign following months of allegations that female firefighters face hazing, bullying and sexual harassment by their male colleagues.

Former PA Firefighter Gets 46 Months in $1.5M Embezzlement Case

A former Duncansville firefighter who admitted to embezzling more than $1.5 million in federal funds was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for the act.

Person, Dog Die in Lubbock (TX) House Fire

One person and the dog they attempted to rescue from a burning home were found dead in the structure.

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