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July 13: This webinar will focus on the fabrics used in firefighter PPE and the standards that govern which fabrics can be used in different end use applications within the Fire Service. We will discuss each of the NFPA standards for structural firefighting, wildland, technical rescue, and station wear, highlighting differences in requirements between standards, why the testing is important, and how that testing translates to end user performance in garment form.
June 24: As the only response for all things Fire and EMS, your department and your personnel need every useful tool that is available – AND reliable. As the leader in Public Safety communications, Motorola Solutions has provided tried and tested products to the Fire and EMS market for decades, but we don’t rest on our laurels. Join us June 24th to learn how new tools and technology, available today can help initiate a faster and smarter emergency response, improve coordination and enhance fireground safety.
June 17: The fire service is in the midst of changes. How do we, as instructors, lead this change? How do we get firefighters to look at things differently? How can the fire service provide emergency response in a more effective and efficient way? Who will be the change agents for this paradigm shift?
June 10: Recent societal events have focused on misconduct by law enforcement and improper use of various restraint mechanisms. This dynamic and thought-provoking session will discuss the legal liability and the untoward medical effects of physical and chemical restraints. Join legal and clinical experts as they address the challenging “dual role” of the EMS practitioner in ensuring both patient and bystander safety and at the same time remaining an ardent patient advocate when dealing with difficult patients or persons in custody.
June 8: For many years, the “Out of Air” video, produced by the Firesmoke Coalition, has been a powerful training tool used to supplement progressive Air Management programs in fire departments across the world. The personal stories of those impacted by being “out of air” and the wisdom of fire service luminaries such as John Norman, John Mittendorf, Bobby Halton and the late Alan Brunacini spoke to the critical need of making air management a priority.
June 4: Discussion includes the hidden dangers, overcoming complacency, smoke toxicity, air management, atmospheric monitoring, personal protective equipment care and maintenance, firefighter washing down and decon, and emerging options for improving health and training and policies.
May 20: What legal considerations should fire departments be concerned with when it comes to maintaining records of inspections related to apparatus, inventory, controlled substances, and so forth?
May 18: Multiple stressors are further aggravating mental fatigue and “burnout” among EMS professionals. This session will describe factors impacting the psychological resilience of the EMS workforce and explore strategies to improve the health and wellness of our community.
May 6: Acquire the tools to effectively operate as an officer in today’s internal and external environments.