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RescueDigest Podcast Episode 6: Working with Law Enforcement

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   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 Resources: Cognitive Blindness

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RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. Cognitive Blindness: What you don’t see can kill you. Call it size-up, assessment or situational awareness; the ability to perceive and interpret information is critical for managing any emergency incident. But when does focused concentration turn into tunnel vision? Sometimes the training and experience that we rely on to ...

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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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Life Safety Educators – Should They Be Integral to Community Safety?

Five Questions (and YOUR Answers) for anyone interested in Life Safety Education   1)    For readers involved in community’s emergency/disaster planning, do you include individuals providing Life Safety Education in the planning phases? Why, or why not? 2)    Who provides Life Safety Education in your community? 3)    Do you provide details to your Life Safety Educators so that they can ...

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Embracing Who We Are As Firefighters

Firefighters Problem:  Embracing the age old joke, embracing who we are as firefighters, and maybe embracing the damn cat, too.   Back in November I remember slugging into a couch to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade with my son. My favorite three year old was fascinated and loved watching the balloons and floats come down the road.  (Mostly because he ...

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Fire Code for First Responders

Fire Code for 1st Responders   The fire of today is not your grandmother’s fire. Furnishings today contain so much foam and other plastics that the BTU release is much greater than a fire 30-50 years ago. In addition, what hazards do newer construction products and methods present for all first responders arriving at a burning or damaged building?

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RescueDigest Announces Collaboration with Police News TV

RescueDigest is proud to announce our collaboration with PoliceNewsTV   Rescue Digest is proud to announce it’s collaboration with Police News TV, the the national law enforcement video news show “by Cops, about Cops, for Cops”.  A daily HD video and audio news show, Police News TV reports news about law enforcement from around the country that you can watch or ...

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  SCHOOL LOCKDOWN DRILL CONSIDERATIONS* Problem: First Responders aren’t always privy to school’s lockdown policies *Editor’s Note: This article was readied for publication immediately prior to the recent school shooting incident in Ohio. The article was not written in response to or  meant in any way to critique the incident or the men and women who responded to the call. ...

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Get Fit to Save Lives

  Emergency Services Fitness: Get Fit to Save Lives   Goal:  To ensure your safety and ability to perform your job in emergency services: a physically taxing profession.   Although we’re in the profession of protecting and helping the public, we too often neglect ourselves and our bodies. In order to provide the services we’re sworn to provide to the ...

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