RescueDigest Resources: Emergency Scene Management

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Emergency Scene Management: It isn’t just a skill for the “white shirts”.

From Officers and Managers to the Grunts on the street, we all have the potential to be First Due / On-Scene, arriving at calls that have the potential to quickly get away from us. While many books, acronyms and mnemonics are available, few focus on the core principles of emergency management in such a way that you can carry them with you to use on each and every call.

How you can use these resources: RescueDigest curates great research and resources during the development of our articles and educational programs. Since our mission is to “Help You Help Others” we present the best of these resources for you to explore, share and use in your own agency.


We dig through the papers, so you don't have to!

Incident Management Tools

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The OODA Loop: Stay one step ahead.


Crew Resource Management: It’s a job for ALL of us!


RescueDigest’s Own Programs:

Rom Duckworth’s 5 Keys to Scene Management


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About romduck

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder, author, and educator with more than thirty years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and private emergency medical services. Rom is a career fire captain and paramedic EMS Coordinator for the Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department and director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine. Rom holds a master’s degree in public administration, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program, and is the recipient of the NAEMT Presidential Award, American Red Cross Hero Award, Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero Award, and the EMS 10 Innovators Award. Rom is the author of "Duckworth on Education," as well as chapters in more than a dozen EMS, fire, rescue, and medical textbooks and over 100 published articles in fire and EMS magazines. A member of the NAEMT Board of Directors, as well as other national and international advocacy and advisory boards, Rom continues to work for the advancement of emergency services professions. Contact Rom via