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Emergency response driving is low force defensive driving

Emergency response driving is low force defensive driving. Remember, emergency response privileges granted by motor vehicle laws are just that 'Privileges'. The general driving public does not know what your intentions are, let alone what they should do when approached by a light and siren response. Always Exercise Caution!

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

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Hotlanta Highlights

During one of the hottest weeks so far this year in„Atlanta, the Fire-Rescue International conference was packed with activities, and the various events were packed with attendees. Here are„the highlights.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Mike Lipkin_s 10 Strategies for ˙Keeping the FlameÓ

If there was a unifying concept behind this year_s Fire-Rescue International (FRI), it was support and safety.„ Keynote presenter Mike Lipkin walked the audience through 10 strategies for ˙keeping the flame,Ó noting that ˙when the fire dies down, the predators creep in.Ó

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

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Skating on Thin Ice

Philadelphia Fire Department Paramedic Ken Lee was playing goalie during an ice hockey game on June 9, 2004 when an opposing player collided into him, causing him to lose his balance and fall on the ice hard enough to leave a mark on his mask. Within hours, Lee was in the critical care unit (CCU) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) -- attached to a machine to assist his heart and on the list to receive a transplant.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

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Psychiatric Patient Assaults

How do you lower your risk of becoming a victim of a patient attack? A recent study describes the precipitants of assault and offers strategies to help avoid conflict with mentally ill patients.

Posted Friday, August 24, 2007

Safety is Still Personal

Regardless of department policy, procedures, guidelines, education and training, and adequate tools to do the job - Safety is Still Personal. Follow policy and use tools correctly each and every time.

Posted Friday, August 24, 2007

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Hawaiian-Style Recruitment

Honolulu is more than just surf; it's also home to a Junior Paramedic Program that has successfully completed its third year and helped advance the presence of„EMS as a respected profession.

Posted Friday, August 24, 2007

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Psychiatric Patient Assaults

How do you lower your risk of becoming a victim of a patient attack? A recent study describes the precipitants of assault and offers strategies to help avoid conflict with mentally ill patients.

Posted Friday, August 24, 2007

Safety is Still Personal

Regardless of department policy, procedures, guidelines, education and training, and adequate tools to do the job - Safety is Still Personal. Follow policy and use tools correctly each and every time.

Posted Friday, August 24, 2007






 

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