COVID-19 has greatly impacted the fire service as it has for every other aspect of daily life. This insidious virus has claimed many lives and sickened many others while stressing fire and EMS services alike. This has required adjustments to the realities of our new normal as we move forward. There
Imagine this horrific scenario: You hug your son or daughter as they head out the door to school. Hours later you get a call from the principal. Your child has been severely burned in a science classroom demonstration and is being transported to a burn center. Later, as you’re caring for your child
Everyone in the country is preoccupied with issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Firefighters,EMTs and other emergency personnel are concerned about their potential exposure to the virus as theygo about providing essential emergency services for the citizens in their service area. Each day bring
With the current status of the nation focused on the COVID-19 Pandemic, most fire stations across the country are limiting travel and visitors. In addition, many are cancelling or postponing trainings to assist with the social distancing. That being said, company level training must continue to main
When it’s time to go inside, is every member prepared?
In today’s fire service training drill cache, there are several excellent preparatory drills for the use of breathing apparatus. With this article, I want to exclude all the basic SCBA and emergency procedure drills we have in our collective