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Bob Vaccaro

Bob Vaccaro has more than 30 years of fire-service experience. He is a former chief of the Deer Park (N.Y.) Fire Department. Vaccaro has also worked for the Insurance Services Office, the New York Fire Patrol and several major commercial insurance companies as a senior loss-control consultant. Vaccaro is a life member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

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Updates to old helicopters provide new opportunities to improve patient care.


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South Dakota Mobile Simulation Program Brings Training to Rural Providers

If you can’t get to training, let it come to you.


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Suffolk County Enhances Large-Scale Incident Response with the MERV

EMS providers in Suffolk County routinely respond to large-scale incidents, from hurricanes to multi-vehicle pileups. Now, they have a vehicle that significantly enhances their response capability.


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New Orange County (Fla.) Ambulance Improves Care for Obese Patients

Obesity is a growing problem in the United States, and EMS providers are frequently faced with the challenge of lifting and transporting patients who can weigh more than 500 lbs.—which in turn can lead to injury. A new ambulance in Orange County, Fla., is making the task a little easier.


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Train Derailment and Explosion near Baltimore

Explosion could be heard for miles, damaging nearby buildings.


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