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  • Oklahoma Fire Chief Honored by Peers

    Tahlequah Daily Press, Okla.
    Posted: June 17th, 2014

    Tahlequah Fire Chief Ray Hammons was honored for his dedication and committment to the fire department.

  • The New Look of EMS: Tulsa FD Gets It!

    Posted: June 1st, 2014

    The one constant in life is change – and fire departments operating in the new healthcare environment, since the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), must be willing to change or they may be left standing on the platform watching the train leave the station. Some would even contend not only will departments be...

  • Disaster Response: Commanding the Storm: Lessons Learned From Oklahoma tornados - Part 3

    Posted: April 1st, 2014

    Several challenges related to staging were identified in after-action meetings. Early in the response, multiple agencies established their own mobile command and staging areas.   This led incoming resources to check in at the wrong locations and, without clear communication between the various command posts and staging areas, they were...