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  • Extrication Basics: Vehicle Stabilization

    Article
    Posted: August 30th, 2012

    Many of the nation’s fire departments and rescue squads provide technical rescue services to their respective communities. One arena that is very common to many organizations is motor vehicle extrication. While newspapers and other media are constantly showing pictures of disentanglement actions, many do not realize the preparation and logistical...


  • Winter Operations

    Article
    Posted: January 24th, 2012

    Instructor Guide Title: Winter Operations Level of Instruction: Time Required: Two Hours Materials: Appropriate Audio-Visual Support References: Emergency Care, 11th Edition, Brady Essentials of Fire Fighting, Fifth Edition, IFSTA   PREPARATION: Motivation: Objective (SPO): 1-1 The individual will demonstrate a basic knowledge of winter operations and the precautions that need to be considered to provide for the safety...


  • Baseline Vitals and Sample History Company Drill

    Article
    Posted: January 24th, 2012

    Instructor Guide   Session Reference: 1 Title: Baseline Vitals and Sample History Company Drill Level of Instruction: 2 Time Required: Three Hours Materials Blood Pressure cuff & stethoscope Pen light Clock or wrist watch with second hand Writing paper Writing pencil Personal protective equipment: gloves References Brady Emergency Care, 11th Edition, The Maryland Medical Protocols for Emergency Medical Services Providers, Effective July...


  • Truck Company Fire Ground Operations

    Article
    Posted: January 24th, 2012

    Session Reference: 1 Title: Truck Company Fireground Operations: Aerial Apparatus Practical Activities Level of Instruction: Time Required: 3 Materials: References:   Ladder Company Fire Ground Operations 3rd edition NFPA Essentials of Fire Fighting, 5th edition PREPARATION: Motivation: Objective (SPO): 2-1 The student will demonstrate a basic understanding of setting up and operating elevated streams through a series of...


  • Fifth Round of AFG Grant Awards Announced

    News
    Posted: January 13th, 2012

    Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources.


  • Start the New Year by Resetting Your Moral Compass

    Article
    Posted: January 5th, 2012

    We are at the beginning of yet another new year. Was it not just Jan. 3 1, 2011? As I grow older, I begin to see the wisdom imparted to me by a senior buddy years ago. He told me that in many ways life is like a roll of toilet paper. He told me that the closer you came to the end, the faster it always seemed to roll. If it is going this fast now, I shudder to think that lies ahead as I move toward signing up for Medicare in April.


  • NVFC Seeking Nominees for National Awards

    Press Release
    Posted: January 4th, 2012

      The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is now accepting nominations for the NVFC Lifetime Achievement Award and the Fire Prevention Award. Recognize an outstanding volunteer firefighter in your department or community by nominating them for one of these prestigious national awards. Nominations are due March 1, 2012.


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