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How fire/EMS leaders can learn from key principles advocated at The Citadel
Jessica Buchanan shares lessons of change, choice and hope from her 93-day captivity in Somalia
The transition from shift work to desk work typically brings a more sedentary lifestyle that needs to be actively resisted
Advocacy, public health and medical specialty organizations signed a nine-page joint letter describing the ambulance bed crisis in a series of stories
A list of relevant and authoritative situational awareness resources for use by fire and EMS leaders
Clinical psychologist Rachelle Zemlok, a firefighter spouse, emphasizes the role first responder families play in career decisions
Fire Chief (ret.) Craig Daugherty recalled the day he responded to shots fired at the high school where his 15-year-old daughter was in lockdown
AAA, IAFC, IAFF and NAEMT write to Secretary Pete Buttigieg to restore production levels
The IAFC Coronavirus Task Force recommends several steps to help return to restoration of normal public safety services
I can’t presume to know what’s in the heart of this vaccine resister, but each preventable firefighter, paramedic and cop COVID-19 death is heartbreaking to me
“A vaccination ensures that our personnel ‘do no harm’ to those who call upon us,” reads the association’s position statement
The bill would provide $15 billion to update the nation’s 911 infrastructure
What the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 means for treatment and transport reimbursement post COVID-19
NAEMT, IAFC and AAA leaders discuss vaccine hesitancy, PPE fatigue and treatment in place legislation
In the past year, EMS has been on the front lines, has provided care and has sacrificed in equal measure
In an end-of-year video, the leaders of eight national EMS and fire associations offered words of gratitude, encouragement and appreciation
The IAFC noted that states’ priority levels are still subject to change and urged fire and EMS leaders to contact their governors to ensure priority access for their members
Bob Stanczyk was putting out hot spots when he noticed discomfort in his left shoulder; alerting EMTs he didn’t feel right saved his life
The organizations seek to inform the federal government about EMS staffing shortfalls and needs during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
The bill seeks to ensure a more accurate count of EMS personnel in the country, so states and localities can better leverage the workforce in disasters
The bill would prevent the spectrum used by first responders from being auctioned off in February 2021
The HERO Act will develop peer mental health training programs and create a system to collect information about first responder suicides
The International Association of Fire Chiefs also said EMS personnel should have a role in administering the vaccine
Fire-Rescue International will be a two-part virtual event – the ReIGNITE Digital Conference in October, plus a separate event for IAFC meetings in August
The bipartisan group of House representatives is calling for agencies to receive reimbursements for treatment-in-place responses and telehealth use
The association plans to hold a virtual version of its flagship event the same weekend
Funding, COVID-19, civil unrest: Resources from the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS Meeting for the challenges facing EMS
Chief Gary Ludwig testified before a House committee, detailing how legislative efforts have helped fire and EMS personnel – and where shortcomings remain
Capt. Frank Leto, deputy director of the New York Fire Department Counseling Service, outlines how COVID-19 impacted members’ behavioral health, and how the department is meeting their needs