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Fire Engineering Humpday Hangout: Scenes of Violence

Fire Engineering – On this week’s Humpday Hangout, P.J. Norwood and Frank Ricci will be joined by Assistant Chief Eddie Buchanan of the Hanover, VA Fire and EMS and Rick McGhee, the founder of the ARES Self Defense System.

They will be discussing scenes of violence. Eddie Buchanan sends his recruits for training on how to handle themselves when involved with a EMS call if a patient becomes combative. Often, fire and EMS personnel end up in situations where their patient becomes agitated or violent and there are no police officers on scene. Therefore, the fire service needs to know how to protect themselves so they can survive.

This October 26th hangout will be sponsored by TenCate. Visit for more information on their product.

Related from FireRescue Magazine:
NFFF Response to Violent Incidents: Nine Questions You Should Ask
The Fire Service’s Role in Active-Shooter Situations
What We Can Do About Violence Against Firefighters

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