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Monday, June 27, 2016

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June 27, 2016

Change in the fire service is hard, difficult at best. FRM Editor-in-Chief Erich Roden talks with Boston Fire Commissioner Joe Finn about some of the changes taking place in his department HERE.

Community paramedicine is a touchy subject in EMS. Some like it, some don't. What does it have to do with the fire service? Jim Crawford explains how in his article from Mesa HERE.

Stretching short is a major engine company embarrassment. Chief Dave McGrail explains how to avoid it inside a high-riseHERE.
Bill Carey, Online News Manager

Firefighters Gain Ground on Deadly California Wildfire

$subtitles.get($x)About 2,000 firefighters increased containment on the nearly 68-square-mile blaze to 40 percent, federal fire officials said Sunday evening. But the death toll could rise as cadaver dogs search for remains in neighborhoods occupied by many retirees on fixed incomes, officials warned.

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Health: Disrupted Sleep

$subtitles.get($x)With the unavoidable need for round-the-clock emergency services, shift working is a necessity. However, shift work firefighters are exposed to trauma and stress and often experience detrimental impacts on their health and well-being. To provide support for emergency service personnel, both researchers and leadership must continually investigate how the negative impacts of the occupation can be minimized and the effectiveness of workers optimized.

Apparatus: Triple Threat

$subtitles.get($x)On the rescue engine, the larger compartments enable the department to carry more technical rescue tools, stabilization jacks, a light tower, more cribbing, two more Rams, a pedal cutter, ice sleds, wet suits, and a rear-mounted pump. The vehicle basically doubled in size. They also did away with hydraulic reels.

Chicago 2-11, Logan Square

$subtitles.get($x)Here is the full footage of the 2-11 house fire on the 2700 block of North Campbell Avenue. Reports stated that an off duty Chicago police officer seen the fire and got the people out of both houses safely and contacted the fire department. See More Videos

Photos: Lake Isabella Wildfire

$subtitles.get($x)A flame from a wildfire approaches a fire truck as it moves along Highway 178 near Lake Isabella, Calif. The wildfire that roared across dry brush and trees in the mountains of central California gave residents little time to flee as flames burned homes to the ground, propane tanks exploded and smoke obscured the path to safety. See More Galleries

HazMat Nation: Dairy Farm HazMat

$subtitles.get($x)The fire started in a small barn and within minutes spread to two larger barns, with mounds of fertilizer in the fire’s path. Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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