- Improvise with Your Webbing for a Quicker, Easier Rescue. Zartman, Dalan // Fire Engineering;Jul2007, Vol. 160 Issue 7, p42
The article offers a webbing technique for fire department rescue work. Rescue methods that are too complex or too slow are discussed within several scenarios. The girth hitch around a victim's torso is used including a technique that facilitates the rescue. The basic fire fighting goal is to...
- Departments should update school response/MCI policies. // Fire Engineering;Jul2007, Vol. 160 Issue 7, p54
The article reports on the International Association of Fire Chiefs' recommendation that all departments update their multiple-casualty policies and plans. Emergency protocols, personnel training and equipment must be ready for any potential disaster or emergency involving many injuries or victims.
- Montrose Fire Department proves grain bin training was beneficial. Marketon, Mike; Marketon, Jeanie // Minnesota Fire Chief;Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p21
The article shows the benefits of grain bin training based on the experience of the Montrose Fire Department (MFD) in Minnesota in rescuing a 57-year old man trapped in a grain bin and buried to his shoulders. The rescuers used cribbing, boards and plywood as barriers to block the flow of...
- Educating Today's Extricators. DALRYMPLE, DAVID // Fire Engineering;Apr2013, Vol. 166 Issue 4, p54
The article discusses training of fire fighters and emergency medical personnel in the extrication of passengers and drivers trapped in motor vehicles as a result of traffic accidents. Means through which trainers can simulate features of newer vehicles and automobiles such as protective air...
- NEED FOR NIMS. Bourne, Marko // Fire Chief;Dec2005, Vol. 49 Issue 12, p46
The article discusses various aspects of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) in the United States. NIMS was developed after the 2001 terrorist attacks to outline coordinated response to disasters and emergencies. Operational control, leadership, planning, logistics and finance are...
- Israeli model basis for rescue training. // New Jersey Jewish News;8/13/2015, Vol. 69 Issue 33, p8
The article offers information on the United Rescue program, an inaugural rescue program launched in New Jersey on July 30, 2015 which uses GPS technology and intensive training for lifesaving medical treatment, based on the Israeli technology and expertise.
- Specialized rescue training. Downey, Ray // Fire Engineering;Jan1995, Vol. 148 Issue 1, p24
Focuses on specialized fire fighter rescue training methods in the United States. Types of training; Mandated training programs; Preplanning for specialized rescue incidents; Examples of specialized rescue training programs available in the United States.
- SAVING OUR OWN: APPROACHING A DOWNED FIREFIGHTER. LASKY, RICK; KOLOMAY, RICK // Fire Engineering;Sep97, Vol. 150 Issue 9, p14
Presents information on the action to be taken in rescuing a downed firefighter. Untrained rescuer's reactions when discovering a downed firefighter; Basic skills trained in `Saving Our Own' program; Conditions affecting tactics.
- "Nice" School, Part 4: Consideration. Brunacini, Alan // Fire Engineering;Oct2012, Vol. 165 Issue 10, p46
The author discusses customer service policies of fire departments in the fourth part of the multi-part article "Nice School." He discusses the concept of consideration, and addresses dealing with dangerous situations, helping mentally unstable customers, and conducting firefighter training in...