The Command Post Podcast: Fire-based EMS mentality, incident command tips

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In this week’s The Command Post podcast, hosts Lt. Rom Duckworth and Chief Rob Wylie discuss the fire services’ attitude toward EMS in fire-based EMS systems.

“It’s something that comes up again and again,” Lt. Duckworth said. “It leads me to think that this is the kind of thing that is bubbling under the service and definitely needs to be addressed.”

Lt. Duckworth and Chief Wylie also talk about how incident command must be played as a team sport in their frontline tactical tips segment.

“We need to work together as a team,” Chief Wylie said. “And if we approach it from that team concept, then you’re better off going into it.”

They also conduct an interview with Santa Clara County (Calif.) Fire Chief Steve Prizborowski and Dave Raines, Chief of Special Operations for IBM Worldword Research, about how to prepare for a promotion.

If you have any topics or items you would like to hear discussed on The Command Post, let us know in the comment section below.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Wash. cities call for fire-based EMS

Va. firefighters concerned about EMS plan

Pilot program sends firefighters to homes for patient check-ins

S.C. fire chief arrested after scuffle with cops at crash scene

Contain cops vs. fire rivalry to charity sports events

How to prepare to be a company officer

Hiring plan: How not to hire idiots, thugs and misfits

Promotion challenges: Leadership in partnership

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