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A New RescueDigest


2012 was unique in many ways, but like every year since I became a member of this community what I saw and heard this past year made me proud to count myself among the brotherhood of emergency responders.

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Sandy Hook, Newtown Connecticut Shooting


As you may know, Rescue Digest is located in Western Connecticut, just a few minutes away from the town of Newtown. While Rescue Digest consists of only two regular staff, many of our contributors are emergency responders who live or work in and around Sandy Hook, one literally next door to where the incident took place.

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RescueDigest Podcast Episode 6: Working with Law Enforcement

Podcast Microphone

   Audio Podcast Episode 6 The RescueDigest Audio Podcast brings you news, interviews and tips you can use to make your life in emergency services a little easier and help you in your job protecting the members of your community.   [powerpress] In this episode, tips on how Fire, Rescue and EMS can work with Law Enforcement at combined response ...

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RescueDigest GOTW: Write Your Resume

Resume Writing

By focusing on a particular goal each week and providing some resources to get you started, RescueDigest is here to help make your world a little but easier and to help you help others. Let’s try WRITING (or re-writing) YOUR RESUME and / or CURRICULUM VITAE!

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Web Site Size Up: Statter911

A former firefighter and EMT Dave Statter provides the latest emergency service news and commentary. His expertise as a TV and radio reporter in the Washington DC area bring particular insight to the (often raw) video clips that are the hallmark of his site.

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RescueDigest Resources: Difficult Airway Management

Teaching BLS Airway

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.   Difficult Airway Management: BLS through ALS, what’s the best? Airway management is the first and most critical objective in emergency patient care. We’ve found simple methods to rapidly identify and assess difficult airway conditions, new techniques to improve your odds of success, and novel ways to use the tools ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Caring for Geriatrics

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.   Caring for Geriatrics: The Challenge of Elder Care Today the proportion of the elderly in America is greater today than ever before and is growing even larger. What’s more, the elderly tend to be our sickest and most challenging patients. What signs and symptoms may indicate common ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Emergency Scene Management

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. 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 ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Prehospital Intubation: To ET or Not ET?

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.   Prehospital Intubation: To ET or Not ET, that is the question. Do field-placed ET tubes improve patient outcomes? Should all cardiac arrest patients arrive at the hospital intubated? Exactly what airways qualify as BLS now? Should your airway choices change if the problem is medical illness or ...

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