"Contact the state agency that manages EMT and Paramedic certications and licenses. They often have banks of patient scenarios that have everything in them, they may be able to provide with a booklet of scenarios. "
"I see a lot of the common answers for fundraisers, which are typically an annual or monthly event that raises some funds but often not enough for buying tools or gear that you really need. So here's food for thought - the fire…"
"Old topic, but worth a response! I work in a department that during wintertime sees a lot of fires in extreme weather, our most extreme last winter was -37*F without windchill and about -46 with windchill accounted for. So I do have quite a bit of…"
"We train weekly, 3 hours, on Tuesday from 1900 - 2200. Quarterly trainings with mutual aid departments (we have three mutual aid departments so we try to have one of the three every month, making it quarterly with each of the them). First meeting of…"
"What is the objective you are trying to accomplish, or is it just a drill for the sake of practicing ladders? How long do you want the drill to last?
Our department recently did a two-hour drill where the firefighters laddered the roof of a three…"
"down time = training time. Build a prop with some material that may be donated or left over from other projects - vertical ventilation, confined space, and entanglement props could all be combined into a single 6'x6'x4' prop. Make the…"
"My favorite, as mentioned above, is on a scene with apparatus galore and an active extrication and a driver stops in the middle of the road and asks, "What's going on?" I always answer shark attack. And they drive away satisfied at an…"
"If you have an SOG regarding attending trainings and drills, you don't let them play until they practice.
I'm pretty sure brain surgeons know a LOT more information than other doctors, but they are still required to attend continuing…"
"We have done similar trainings with ours, we use a 2ftX3ft by 7ft long wood frame box with a combination of both electric and communication wire run cris-cross throughout, at the end we install a piece of 1/2" drywall that the Firefighter must…"
"In Alaska, blue lights are on POV for ems and firefighters, and some police departments, and it is state law that ALL drivers except other emergency vehicles responding to a call MUST pull over as if the 1988 Dodge Colt behind them is a ladder…"
We had used several entanglement props and were seeing people getting too used to moving forward through the props. So we added a feature of allowing people to proceed through the prop with their mask clear and a darkened room. So they could see their destination and there the lines were as they proceeded.But at the end of the hallway, we screwed in a 1/2" thick piece of plexiglass that was donated to us by a local windshield repair business. It's funny to see how many times people bump their…See More