Category Archives: Fire

Systems of Care and Continuous Quality Improvement

Bob Elling, MPA, EMT-P (Part 2 of a 6-part series: CPR, ECC, and First Aid Guidelines: Version 2015) A number of topics were addressed in the 2015 Guidelines on systems of care and continuous quality improvement (CQI) that will be incorporated into … Continue reading

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Navigate 2 Customer Satisfaction Survey [Results]

The results are in! EMS and Fire students and instructors recently completed a comprehensive survey about their experience with Navigate 2. Check out the infographic below to see how Navigate 2 is working for them:   Want to learn how Navigate … Continue reading

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National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 15, 2015, marks National Pet Fire Safety Day in the United States. According to the National Fire Protection Association, each year an estimated 500,000 pets are affected by home fires and approximately 1,000 of these fires are started by … Continue reading

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Extinguish the Dangers Associated with Fireworks this Holiday Weekend

With the Fourth of July holiday around the corner, public safety professionals are gearing up for one of their busiest days of the year. Between cookouts, fire pits, and fireworks, it is no wonder there are more fires reported on Independence … Continue reading

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Improving the Safety and Health of First Responders

Organizations across the country are holding events this week to spread awareness about safety and health for all EMS and Fire personnel. Here are some of the events promoting International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week: East Whiteland Fire Department – … Continue reading

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Creating a Culture of Safety in 2015

This year, International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week will be observed from June 14-20. Safety and Health Week is a joint initiative of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), and is supported by … Continue reading

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International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week

June 14 – 20, 2015 is International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week.  This year’s theme is “Creating a Culture of Safety.” The goal of this awareness week is to promote and facilitate a culture of safety within local communities and … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: A Reflection of Service

For many of us, Memorial Day is a three-day weekend that marks the unofficial start of summer. The weather becomes warmer, schools and colleges start summer breaks, and friends and families come together and attend events rang­ing from community gatherings to … Continue reading

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First Responders React to Amtrak Derailment

When Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed in Philadelphia on the night of Tuesday, May 12, 2015, first responders jumped into action. Immediately after the crash, 911 calls began streaming in. Ken Carey of the Philadelphia Fire Communication Center said … Continue reading

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Beyond Socializing: Using the Power of Social Media to Improve Public Safety

Social media usage and engagement is rapidly increasing. This information is likely not surprising if you are reading this article after clicking on a link from our Facebook post or tweet! According to a Pew Research Center analysis on American adults who use the … Continue reading

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