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.
April 29: Dave Dalrymple integrates training and tool considerations with patient management priorities to help you succeed at today’s extrication scenes.
April 27: This webcast will provide a brief overview of the latest information on safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines available in the US, as well as the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variants. The presenters will also discuss the impact of variants and vaccines on EMS operations.
April 14: Learn from two of America’s most successful chiefs how they navigated the budgeting processes and secured the supplies and equipment needed to keep their organization world class.
April 8: Fighting fires in high-rise buildings is dangerous and labor intensive; thus, incident commanders must have a well-established plan that has been proven through training.