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.

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.
Firefighters at Wayne Township explosion and fire

Firefighter, Civilians Injured in IN Explosion and Fire

Crews were initially called out on a fully involved fire, but multiple residents quickly called back and reported an explosion that shook the neighborhood.

Biden Backs COVID Vaccine Mandate For Firefighters as Controversy Roils Departments

President Joe Biden Thursday endorsed local government mandates that require first responders to obtain COVID-19 vaccinations.
Pullman townhouse fire with exploding ammunition

Officer Grazed by Exploding Ammo at WA Structure Fire

An officer was treated on scene after a bullet grazed his right arm, but he did not require further medical attention.
Firefighters at Fort Worth vehicle fire

Two Injured in Fort Worth (TX) Fire

Upon arrival, firefighters found two vehicles, a car and a RV trailer, and a single family house in flames.

Fire Ignites, Driver Extricated After Car Slams into OR Home

Lake Oswego Fire said that the crash occurred near Country Club Road and Iron Mountain Boulevard.

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