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Can We Stand the Heat?

The Orange County (Calif.) Fire Authority (OCFA) undertook a research study to examine certain factors -- hydration status, exertion level, core body temperature and post-incident cooling techniques -- that may contribute to heat-related illnesses.

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

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Be Aware of Your Blind Spots

The children in this picture were invisible to the driver. Before backing up, walk around your vehicle in the front and back.

Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2008

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A Slow Decline

One medic's decline into a life of alcohol abuse is seemingly well known in the EMS community. Are EMS providers are so busy taking care of patients that they sometimes forget to care for co-workers, family and friends?

Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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A Slow Decline

One medic's decline into a life of alcohol abuse is seemingly well known in the EMS community. Are EMS providers are so busy taking care of patients that they sometimes forget to care for co-workers, family and friends?

Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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Bike Ride Memorializes Fallen EMS

Posted Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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Rites of Passage

One aspect of professional humor is the rite of passage. If you survive the rite of passage, you re accepted into EMS. If not ...

Posted Friday, August 31, 2007

Ex-paramedic chief ordered to rehab

BIG BEAR CITY, California - A former paramedic chief for the Fire Department accepted undergoing drug treatment for violating his parole after a sheriff's deputy found methamphetamine in his vehicle during a traffic stop earlier this month.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

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Union Urges Uniform Drug Testing

Volunteer firefighters and paramedics are not required to take the tests. And union leaders say that is a problem.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007


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