Patience CARE

Wuatt, Krista
March 2004
Fire Chief;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p46
Trade Publication
The article focuses on basic skills required by firefighters. Hazardous materials, weapons of mass destruction, intraosseous infusions, ultrasounds and global information systems are just a few of the technical knowledge requirements of the fire service. Forcible entry, ladders search and rescue and patient-packaging are some basics that might come to mind. But perhaps the most important basic skill is communication. The fire service needs to make room in the training schedule for courses focusing on the most basic skills. Due to budgetary or personnel constraints, its not possible for every department in the country to provide such services.


Related Articles

  • Worth the SWITCH. Roberts, Geary // Fire Chief;Jul2005, Vol. 49 Issue 7, p46 

    Focuses on the adoption of the compressed-air foam system into the day-to-day operations of the Fort Worth Fire Department in Texas. Benefits of the system for firefighters; Total population served by the department; Importance of training for firefighters.

  • TO BE THE BEST, TRAIN! Steele, Luke // Fire Engineering;Nov2004, Vol. 157 Issue 11, p12 

    This article focuses on the significance of training in fire services. Anyone serious about this job recognizes the need for serious training. Training reinforces past lessons, teaches new ones, and is critical to building and maintaining teamwork. If one cares about being the best, one must...

  • NEAR MISS HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM. Grant, Stuart // Fire Engineering;Feb2007, Vol. 160 Issue 2, p61 

    The article relays the story of a Dallas, Texas, apartment fire, in which multiple firefighting response teams were unable to promptly coordinate communication among themselves during a successful attempt to rescue an injured firefighter. The author lists the lessons learned, including: the...

  • Precepts for a New Training Officer. Hoyle, Paul D. // Fire Engineering;Apr2007, Vol. 160 Issue 4, p199 

    The author offers advice to new fire department training officers. He believes that training officers should stick to department policy and avoid ad-libbing in the classroom. Also stressed is the importance of communication. The author notes that networking with other departments can greatly...

  • Officer Mentoring Preserves Fire Service Heritage. Schrage, Doug // Fire Engineering;Jul2007, Vol. 160 Issue 7, p83 

    The article focuses on the concept of officer mentoring to preserve fire service heritage. Fire departments face challenges when senior officers retire because of the losses of experience, information, and transfer of knowledge. Departments can handle this problem with office mentoring programs...

  • 101 Drills for the Company Officer. PRZIBOROWSKI, STEVE // Fire Engineering;Jul2009, Vol. 162 Issue 7, p87 

    the author recommends 101 drills for fire department training officer. He suggests that the training officer should provide variety in training locations. He urges training officers to involve other departments and station personnel in developing their instructional skills and select instructors...

  • Hiring Experienced Firefighters During Tough Times. WARD, BRIAN // Fire Engineering;Aug2010, Vol. 163 Issue 8, p97 

    The article discusses the advantages of hiring experienced firefighters after completing their evaluation/training through a one-week fast track or lateral evaluation program. The author believes that implementing such programs will provide quality staffing and cost savings for a fire...

  • Operational effectiveness in Hampshire Fire and Rescue. Bowers, Andy // Fire;Sep2014, Vol. 110 Issue 1371, p12 

    The article reports on several efforts by Hampshire, England-based Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to improve their operational performance. Topics include improvement in command assessments at all levels from the Chief Officer to the newest Crew Manager across the service, provision of...

  • (fireengineering.com). COLEMAN, JOHN F. "SKIP" // Fire Engineering;Sep2013, Vol. 166 Issue 9, p24 

    The article discusses features of the publication's website including a Webcast on fire extinction equipment maintenance to be presented September 19, 2013, an article on fire fighters health and an article on fire extinction techniques.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics