Category Archives: Safety

Special Circumstances of Resuscitation

Bob Elling, MPA, EMT-P (Part 4 of a 6-part series: CPR, ECC, and First Aid Guidelines: Version 2015) Special Circumstances of Resuscitation  A number of topics were addressed in the 2015 Guidelines on special circumstances of resuscitation (i.e., pregnant patient, pulmonary … Continue reading

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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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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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One Boston Day: Heroic Actions of First Responders to Marathon Bombing

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and a new annual Boston tradition declared by Mayor Marty Walsh as “One Boston Day.” It provides us with the opportunity to remember all the victims and survivors of the … Continue reading

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Drones: How New Technology is Helping Fire Fighters

As wildfires increase in frequency and intensity, fire fighters are utilizing all available technology to combat these dangerous infernos and keep their crews safe. With the commercialization of drone technology, fire service professionals are finding that these unmanned aerial vehicles … Continue reading

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Ebola Virus Disease: What You Need to Know

Ebola, a rare deadly infectious disease, has been in the news a lot lately. As a result, concerns over origins, transmission, recovery, and public health and safety are on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): “…Because … Continue reading

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National Preparedness Month: Start Your Emergency Planning Today

September is National Preparedness Month, and with it comes the reminder to plan ahead for the chance of hazards and disasters in our everyday lives. Although these occurrences are unlikely for many of us, it is important to prepare for … Continue reading

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