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Managing the Operational, Staffing & Scheduling Challenges of the Pandemic

This event was recorded July 9, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

During this time of crisis, we have seen innovation happen very quickly. We should carry this into our culture going forward. The operational impact on crew and patient safety as well as staffing and resource management was not staggering. Our EMS team members demonstrated incredible ingenuity, dedication, humanity and courage, and our management team learned how to make innovation happen very quickly. By successfully scheduling and revising crew schedules on an ongoing basis to manage 911 response, hospital decompression and patient-to-resource load balancing efforts at the epicenter in Queens NY, we were able to save thousands of lives through amazing teamwork.

Ask the Experts: Talking Fit Testing – Sponsored by TSI, Incorporated

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First responders at the federal, state and local levels are on the front lines providing service, protection, and support to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist first responders in conducting activities as safely and efficiently as possible, Greg Olson, Sr. Global Product Specialist for Industrial Hygiene and Respiratory Protection at TSI and Bobby Holton, Editor in Chief at Fire Engineering, will discuss respiratory protection and respirator fit testing.

Special Webcast Series — EMS Planning, Mitigation, and Recovery for High-Consequence Events

This event was originally broadcast on May 12, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

We have seen fire, rain, and flooding. We hone our response based on years of records and new technologies. But, fire and rain have predictive values. Not so a catastrophic biologic event. We have developed vaccines for some of the most infectious agents, but each relies on voluntary compliance or mandated ring immunization without guaranty of jurisdictional adherence in a geopolitically isolated environment.

Special Webcast Series — How EMS Leaders Are Using Mobile Technology to Manage the...

Now available for on demand viewing.

Why double down on a broken system that hasn't worked for disasters, active shooter incidents, or large-scale events? In the largest pandemic of our lifetime, learn how clinical leaders in both Texas and Colorado are using mobile technology to not only manage the COVID-19 crisis, but also lay the foundation for the new reality of EMS, including Mobile Integrated Healthcare, Community Paramedicine, and Telehealth.

It’s Not Always Sepsis! A Common Sense Approach for EMS Providers

This event was recorded and is now available for on demand viewing.

This Webcast discusses new sepsis criteria along with expert commentary on how they can be applied in the field. Presented by Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero and EMS 10 award recipient Rommie Duckworth, this program includes realistic, practical methods for identifying, assessing, and treating life-threatening sepsis in the field and looks at the current state of sepsis critical care as well as what we can anticipate in the coming months and years.

Special Webcast Series — White Powder Calls, COVID-19, and Beyond: PPE, Decon, and SOPs

This event was recorded April 30, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

This Webcast will review identifying unknown powders and substances and also provide an overview of COVID-19 PPE considerations and decon. This information can serve as the basis for a standard operating procedure for your department that covers size-up; PPE; and respiratory selection, decontamination, and identification.

Special Webcast Series – Think Like an Incident Commander

This event was originally broadcast on May 7, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

This Webcast is geared to illustrate key points in preparation, size-up, fireground decision making, and communications. Videos, case studies, fireground radio transmissions, and interactive fire simulations are used to present the challenges inherent in making rapid emergency decisions. Viewers are offered tools to help them perform a skillful size-up, communicate effectively, and project control over chaotic emergency incidents.

Special Webcast Series — The New Firefight: Implementing the UL-FSRI Study Core Concepts for...

This event was originally broadcast on April 21, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

This Webcast combines the research and outreach initiatives of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) and presents curriculum relevant to strategic and tactical decision making and developing best practices for mounting an intelligent interior fire attack. The focus is on identifying the "real estate" between the so-called "aggressive" interior attack and "surround and drown."

Special Webcast Series – Leadership and Succession: Planning for the Next Generation

This event was originally broadcast on April 16, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

This highly interactive, fun, and humorous Webcast focuses on the tools necessary for succession planning in today's fire service. Leadership is talked about throughout the fire service, but building in-house modern leaders ready to fill the gap left by their predecessors remains an elusive accomplishment.

Special Webcast Series – High-Consequence Infectious Disease Workshop

This event was recorded April 7, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

This webcast aims to increase awareness about standard and transmission-based infection-control practices and teaches learners how the "Identify, Isolates and Inform" strategy can improve their ability to recognize and manage an infectious disease threats like COVID-19, MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome) or Ebola.