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Brad Van Ert, FF, EMT-P

Brad Van Ert, FF, EMT-P Captain Brad Van Ert, FF, EMT-P, has worked for the Downey (Calif.) Fire Department for 29 years. He began as a firefighter, then spent eight years as a FF/paramedic. He has served as a captain for nearly 20 years. He has a bachelor’s in occupational studies from California State University Long Beach and is currently working on his master’s in emergency services administration.

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Learning From Near Misses: What the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System means for EMS

The National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System is actively collecting reports from EMS personnel related to incidents that put them in danger. What does this mean for you, the street-level provider or EMS administrator?


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