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How do “Modern Fire Tactics” Apply to Mid-Size and Smaller Departments?Modern Fire Tactics romduck
Every firefighter has heard about the “new fire science” but until now most programs have either been focused more on the numbers and the science than on the tactics and operations or they present everything in bits and pieces, addressing one aspect or another, not quite giving the big picture. This collection of resources uses a straight forward approach to show how officers, Chiefs and firefighters can use new information to give more options, not less. Honoring the traditions that keep our fire service great, these resources shows how to use modern fire tactics to be an effective, aggressive department, even if you can’t expect 8 engines, 4 truck companies and a rescue at every fire.

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. these resources for social media and mobile technology use by emergency services are no means comprehensive. we’re providing them here for you as a jumping off point. If you’d like more information about individual services you can contact the agencies or vendors directly.

It all starts with NIST and UL

New Contents and New Construction Demand Make Modern Fires & Modern Fires Demand  Modern Fire Tactics

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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