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There are many roles and responsibilities in the medical space, and we work in different environments with varying scopes of practice. However, there are many common skills we share. Whether you are an Advanced First Aider with the Fire Department or a Respiratory Therapist at a large hospital you should understand how to use a “head tilt/chin lift” as a basic airway maneuver and aFirefighter or RT would probably perform it in a similar fashion. It is a basic skill and basic skills help save lives when we do them well. One of those “basic” things we sometimes don’t do...

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Introduction: Search by the numbers When we talk about search and rescue, it is important to look at the numbers of actual confirmed rescued victims. Understanding the statistics can give the first arriving units a major advantage, if they are aware of where occupants are likely to be found.  Knowing where the occupants are located and the occupancy type (knowing your first due),  will help in deciding which search type will be used and where people may be located.   Below are the statistics taken from actual rescues which occurred: Location of victims: Bedrooms (45%) Family room (15%) Hallway (10%) Other...

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Bringing Science to the Fire Service Part 3  

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Fire Dynamics for Structural Firefighting Presented by Daniel Madrzykowski in Cobb County GA

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This is part 1 of a series with Dan Madryzkowski and Steve Kerber from Underwriters Laboratories Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL_FSRI). This presentation was recorded in December 2016 in Cobb County, Ga. Bringing Science to the Streets-Fire Dynamics for Structural Firefighters Part 1 from Cobb Fire Training Division on Vimeo.  

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