January 2008 Blog Posts (262)

Accountability

I know that this is not Rapid Intervention, but at the same time it is related to rescuing the rescuers. Next to training, a good accountability system is the most important tool in preventing the need for a Rapid Intervention Team activation. If you hava a true accountability system in place at an incident, it can prevent unauthorized actions from taking place and having things go bad quickly. The thing is, most departments have a marginal system, or a system that they do not use at all. I… Continue

Added by Asst. Chief Loftis on January 31, 2008 at 11:25pm — No Comments

TNT: The Accidental Runner

I must have taken a sharp blow to the head at some point recently....because after running three half marathons for Team in Training, I'm doing it again. Surely I have better things to do with my time than get up every Saturday morning at 6 am to meet a pack of other runners so that we can run mile after mile in the dark and cold.

I'm stepping away from the Chronicles of the FNG(irl) for a moment, because I want to write about my participation in Team in Training.

Team in…

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Added by Mary Ellen Shea on January 31, 2008 at 10:24pm — 18 Comments

~A Firemans life~

You stay up for 16 hours



He's been for 48 straight

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You take a warm shower to help you wake up.



The rain in the middle of the interstate keeps him awake.

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You complain of a "headache", and call in sick.



He's chilled to the bone, hasn't eaten all day, has the flu, and then runs into a burning building

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You drink your…

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Added by Kaylynn on January 31, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

well, crap.....

TUESDAY AS SOME KNOW ALREADY, I HAD A BIT OF AN UT-OH... I DID A ROUNDOFF BACK-HANDSPRING AND I FELT MY KNEE POP AFTER THE ROUNDOFF, THEN FELT IT POP AND MY TIBIA AND FIBULA SHIFTED POSTERIOR TO THE FEMUR WITH A MEDIAL SHIFT IN THE PATELLA DUE TO THE MVMT OF THE 2 LWR LEG BONES ...... IT DIDNT HURT TOO BAD AT FIRST BUT IT WAS SO UNSTABLE THAT I RE-DISLOCATED IT 2X BETWEEN THE GYM AND MY CAR (OF COURSE I WAS STUBBORN AKA DUMB AND FINISHED MY 1/2 HOUR OF CONDITIONING BEFORE HEADING TO THE… Continue

Added by Marie on January 31, 2008 at 9:17pm — 2 Comments

Going to Iraq

Found out today I am going to Iraq.

Added by Mike on January 31, 2008 at 9:06pm — 12 Comments

WoW EMT STATE TEST

Well passed my emt-b test for the state did good finaly! just wanted to say thanks to all the teachers and staff at station one kdh ems for making it happen.

Added by Eric Ranhorn on January 31, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

School bus, van collide

School bus, van collide

More than a dozen taken to Tuomey; no one seriously injured…

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Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on January 31, 2008 at 11:15am — No Comments

A Few Mesmerizing Thoughts...

1. Live your life like its your last day... it could be.

2. Treat others like you want to be treated DESPITE how they actually treat you.

3. He who dies with the most toys still dies.

4. Give of yourself without…

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Added by Rebecca on January 31, 2008 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

ems field guide (something i got on MYSPACE)

1. Sick people don’t bitch.



2. Try not to say "oh shit' when approaching a trauma patient.



3. The patient’s has the emergency not you.



4. All heart rhythms will eventually change to one you know how to treat.



5. Pray your partner is not stupid.



6. The more stuff you see on an EMT’s belt, the newer they are.



7. All bleeding will eventually stop.



8. No matter what you do, all people will eventually die.



9. When your unsure… Continue

Added by Sarah on January 31, 2008 at 12:06am — 4 Comments

What about Bob? - A Eulogy for a Friend

What about Bob?

By: Tiger Schmittendorf

January 27, 2008

View the story of Bob's funeral courtesy…

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Added by Tiger Schmittendorf on January 30, 2008 at 9:41pm — 10 Comments

movin up

Lookin for a change anybody out there know of a full time fire dept lookin to hire a paramedic and send them through fire one and two ?
  • I'm willing to relocate ... I just want more .. and for some reason getting back on a fire dept and being able to do both interest me highly.. well any one has any ideas i'll be all over it.. Thanks =)

Added by laura wirsing on January 30, 2008 at 7:38pm — 15 Comments

A Busy Day in Sumter

EMS CALLS:
Sumter County Emergency Medical Services responded to 56 calls Sunday, including 40 medical calls, two assaults, two motor vehicle wrecks, three falls, one heat/cold call, six other traumas, one cardiac arrest and one fire standby.

FIRE CALLS:
The Sumter Fire Department responded to seven calls Sunday, including one medical call, five false alarms and one other call

Added by Mary Holland on January 30, 2008 at 5:22pm — No Comments

New Chaplain Website

My new chaplain website is up and running. There will be much more as time goes on. but you can already see the direction we're heading in. You can find us at:http://www.christ4responders.org. May our efforts soon bless those who serve us so well !

Rev. Crutchfield

Added by Chaplain Robert A Crutchfield on January 30, 2008 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Livingston Fire School

Livingston Fire School will be held February 29 and March 1 of this year in Livingston Texas at the Fire Training Field. I do not have a flyer yet, but as soon as I get one I will try to post it. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. Rebecca

Added by Rebecca Marlow on January 30, 2008 at 2:21pm — 2 Comments

omg owweeeeeee

I can now say from experience that having your tib and fib slide posterior to your femur does not feel good whatsoever....... ugg

Added by Marie on January 30, 2008 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

HVA line of duty death of an EMT on accident scene.



At approximately 6:10 a.m. January 26, 2008, Jackson Community

Ambulance Emergency Medical Technician Cheryl Kiefer was struck by a

vehicle and fatally injured. She and another medic were on an ambulance

returning to Jackson County when they observed an accident on eastbound

I-94 at Kalmbach Road in Sylvan Township, Washtenaw County. They turned

around and were assisting the accident victim when another car lost

control and struck Kiefer. She…
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Added by SgtPetrovich on January 30, 2008 at 12:10pm — 2 Comments

Italian Firefighters

Recently, in the small town of Garfield, NJ, a fire started inside the local sausage factory. In a blink the building was engulfed in flames. The alarm went out to all the fire departments for miles around.



When the first volunteer fire fighters appeared on the scene, the sausage company president rushed to the fire chief and said, 'All of our secret sausage recipes are in the vault in the center of the plant. They have to be saved, so I will donate $50,000 to the fire company that… Continue

Added by Rebecca on January 30, 2008 at 8:24am — No Comments

Fired for Being a voulenteer



WATERVILLE, Maine — A volunteer firefighter from Clinton has filed a lawsuit against her former employer claiming she was fired because she didn't show up for work after helping put out a fire in the overnight hours.

In a complaint in Kennebec County Superior Court, Katherine Billings says she was let go from the Community Care social services agency in Skowhegan after calling in…

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Added by Firegirl on January 29, 2008 at 6:35pm — 5 Comments

Mayesville church vandalized

Mayesville church vandalized Sheriff says suspect arrested Sunday suffers from mental illness Chris Moore / The Item Deacon Alfred Wheeler of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church talks Monday morning about the damage inflicted on 16 windows at the East Sumter Street church in Mayesville during the early morning hours on Sunday. The damage prevented members from worshipping in the sanctuary during Sunday's church service. Related Links Photo Gallery: Mayesville church vandalized By MARY DOLAN Item… Continue

Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on January 29, 2008 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Fire PAT for DFW Airport

I would like to find someone to give me some pointers on this particular test. It is DPS-Fire

Better yet I hope to find someone on DFW Fire & Rescue to Train with..To Make sure Im ready

Added by TraciB on January 29, 2008 at 3:33pm — No Comments

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