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From the Firehouse to the Fire Floor: Critical Initial Assignments in a High-Rise Firefight

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.

A Technology-Based Approach to Preplanning Your Community for the Wildland Event

March 30: Preplan your community for a wildland fire: identify target hazards, accurately create an incident action plan, and create an overall strategy for the local fire department and responding agencies to follow, ensuring their involvement with hazard mitigation techniques.

Lead from the Front: Fireground Tactics and Leadership

March 26: Learn tricks of the trade that “slow the fireground down” and help you stay in control to avoid confusion and chaos at incidents.

Firefighter Protective Clothing and Equipment: Exploring the Limits

March 25: Does the replacement of natural materials with synthetic materials affect the firefighters? Does the thermal protective performance rating of the gear affect tactical capabilities? Does work station wear impact the effective thermal protective performance of PPE?

Health and Wellness for Women in the Fire Service

March 19: This webcast is based on the U.S. Fire Administration study “Emerging Issues for Women in the Fire Service.”

PPE Evaluations: From Risk Assessment to Selection

March 16, 2021: This webcast is based on five successful firefighter evaluations of personal protective equipment (PPE) from risk assessment through evaluation and selection.

Stress, Distress, and PTSD: Recognizing and Reaching Out

March 4, 2021: The common elements of career dissipation, including burnout, stress, long-term career planning and prevention of occurrences — like divorce and drug and alcohol abuse.

What Lessons Has EMS Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic?

February 18, 2021: What have been the major lessons for EMS through the COVID-19 pandemic, and how can we leverage these lessons to enhance the EMS transformation?

Responding to and Preparing for Acts of Violence

February 16, 2021: Strategy and tactics discussed provide guidelines and best practices for departments of any size or configuration.

Too Hot to Handle: Prehospital Stabilization of the Burn Patient

January 25, 2021: Case studies to highlight the role of EMS in the stabilization of the burn patient.


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