RescueDigest Audio Podcast Episode 3: Active Shooter Prep, Conferences and Mr. James Cooper


RescueDigest Podcast Episode 3

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.


In this episode, The care and feeding of the Career / Family Dynamic, Using Tactical Tarps to Coordinate and an interview with Paramedic / Fire Lt. Roy Gagne.


Resources and information on Active Shooter Scenarios can be found through the RescueDigest article on the subject.


The RescueDigest Step by Step Tips&Tricks Video Podcast Episode 3. Conferences!

Emergency Services Grants and Scholarships are available from the Rural Assistance Center.

Fire / Rescue Grants and Scholarships are available through the NFPA.

EMS Scholarships are available through NAEMT.

Emergency Service Scholarships of many kinds  are available through the IAFC.


What is Strategic Planning

Simple Strategic Planning

Outlines and Resources for Strategic Planning.

Sample (but LARGE) Strategic Plan from FEMA

Smaller Strategic Plan from Florida Bureau of EMS

How they Strategically Plan “Down Unda”!


And many more resources are only a “Google” away!


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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