Fire and EMS Adapt To Additional Uses of the Internet

I thought I was a little bit technically savvy, but I must have been under a shell somewhere. In the last couple of months, I have begun to realize how little I knew about how the Internet is used by those in the fire and EMS profession. I am now starting...


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A podcast website for those who manage EMS operations is EMSgarage.com. Although most of those who participate are not fire-based EMS people, they still discuss relevant and current EMS issues. Another website that contains a lot of videos and educational material for the fire service is IAFCTV.org. Operated by the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the website contains a large selection of videos from various IAFC conferences and various specialty videos related to EMS, wildland firefighting, training and education, plus more.

Download these podcasts to your iPod and you can listen to them while on the go, driving in the car or exercising.

Do a little searching and you'll find vast quantities of other information, podcasts, videos, and other websites where the availability of fire and EMS can almost be overwhelming and exhaustive.

I find myself more and more consumed with finding the time to manage all the information coming to me. And unless I am getting too old and losing my memory, I seem to not be able to retain everything that I am bombarded with every day. It is a task just to sift through all the information. Good surfing to you!

GARY LUDWIG, MS, EMT-P, a Firehouse® contributing editor, is a deputy fire chief with the Memphis, TN, Fire Department. He has 30 years of fire-rescue service experience. Ludwig is chairman of the EMS Section for the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), has a master's degree in business and management, and is a licensed paramedic. He is a frequent speaker at EMS and fire conferences nationally and internationally, and can be reached through his website at www.garyludwig.com.