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Avoid back injuries

Avoid back injuries. When using manual lifting devices, assure the weight being lifted is within the means of your crew, maintain proper posture and lift with your legs.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Safety is Priority One - NO Exception!

Safety is Priority One - NO Exception! An emergency incident is not your emergency. You have been called to mitigate someone else's unfortunate event. Assure the safety of you, your crew and the public prior to focusing on the incident.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 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 Tuesday, August 28, 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 Tuesday, August 28, 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 Tuesday, August 28, 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 Thursday, August 23, 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 Thursday, August 23, 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 Thursday, August 23, 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 Thursday, August 23, 2007


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