Fire Chief » EMS http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:16:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Case study: Fire, EMS response to active shooter http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/03/case-study-fire-ems-response-active-shooter/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/03/case-study-fire-ems-response-active-shooter/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:04:02 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2385
The hard-and-fast rules of scene safety need to be reconsidered in active-shooter incidents where victims need immediate treatment.
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Las Vegas Fire, consultant trade jabs over ambulance report http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/22/las-vegas-fire-consultant-trade-jabs-ambulance-report/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/22/las-vegas-fire-consultant-trade-jabs-ambulance-report/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 14:14:40 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1827
The city's rebuttal attempts to cast doubt on the report's methodology, but the consulting firm hired by AMR dismissed the critique as "inaccurate."
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Mo. fire chiefs unsure about joining consolidated dispatch http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/21/mo-fire-chiefs-unsure-joining-consolidated-dispatch/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/21/mo-fire-chiefs-unsure-joining-consolidated-dispatch/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:02:53 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1390
Some report having communication problems with the central dispatch, while the police chief expects most agencies will join.
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Ferno’s self-loading stretcher eases load on EMTs http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/16/fernos-self-loading-stretcher-eases-load-emts/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/16/fernos-self-loading-stretcher-eases-load-emts/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:17:38 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1351
The iN/X or Ferno Integrated Patient Transport and Loading System provides weight support for smooth transitions that both your patients, and your back, will appreciate.
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Va. firefighters concerned about EMS plan http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/10/va-firefighters-concerned-ems-plan/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/10/va-firefighters-concerned-ems-plan/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:18:53 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1293
The chief said the shifting of EMS responsibilities to a different county would reduce their calls by 300 a year.
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Harvard issues report on marathon bombing response http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/07/harvard-issues-report-marathon-bombing-response/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/07/harvard-issues-report-marathon-bombing-response/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:23:01 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1183
At one point the scene became a triangle of police vehicles that hampered an ambulance's effort to transport a wounded officer.
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8 Boston firefighters injured battling 9-alarm fire http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/26/8-boston-firefighters-injured-battling-9-alarm-fire/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/26/8-boston-firefighters-injured-battling-9-alarm-fire/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:15:34 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=969
In radio conversations, firefighters were heard asking for help getting more water and being ordered out of the building.
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What to know before buying your next stair chair http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/20/know-buying-next-stair-chair/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/20/know-buying-next-stair-chair/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:40:36 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=892
Having the right stair chair for the job will make moving the patient safer and save firefighters' backs.
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EMTs flame fire chief over patient transport takeover http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/10/emts-flame-fire-chief-patient-transport-takeover/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/10/emts-flame-fire-chief-patient-transport-takeover/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:52:07 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=624
Fire Chief Willie McDonald's goal is to eliminate the dual response system where medical calls are answered by the fire department and private ambulances.
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