EMS Roadway Safety Dilemma: If traffic is stopped ahead of a full-speed driver on the highway because of an accident, could another serious accident occur?
To make our organizations more effective, we must first identify those performance metrics which we desire to measure and develop reports or dashboards.
As firefighters, we are in control of the physical fitness of our organization. Be sure that you are a model of what you want your organization to become.
Fire Service Standards: Like most activities in the fire service, we are not too proactive. We usually need an impetus in order to make the change.
Many facilities need 24/7 coverage and the ability to recall personnel for surge capacity. But is surge capacity possible in the summer months?
Now that warm summer weather is here, it is a good time to practice basic skills. These basic skills will be important throughout a firefighter’s career.
All disasters start locally. If you get the management basics right on the small events, that will make the big events easier to handle.
Having a well-organized and efficient tiered EMS system will reduce the time spent by crews at an incident scene and allows faster definitive care.
Each community will reach a point when it must hire paid personnel. Providing valid data from volunteer organizations to support this need is key.