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Should EMTs/paramedics wear body armor?

Started by Cam Mitchell in EMS News 7 hours ago. 0 Replies

EMTs and paramedics at Cumberland Goodwill EMS, Carlisle, respond to more than 10,000…Continue

Role of firefighter grows as new challenges arise

Started by Cam Mitchell in Fire News 9 hours ago. 0 Replies

We depend on firefighters to keep us safe in the face of danger. These days that means…Continue

Tags: strategy, tactics, challenges, firefighter, training

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The 60-Second Solution: Active listening for patrol

Jeff Shannon
I believe that actively listening to people is the single best means of achieving voluntary compliance. After all, everyone wants to be heard. Unfortunately, it's too often overlooked.

Reflections on this Terrible Video

Jim Glennon

Beyond the sadness I felt as I watched this video, I have questions and hopes--questions for the officer, about his background, and for the Chicago political class. My hopes are perhaps naive ...

Lead with Data: The death of Jeremy Mardis provides a case in point

Nick Selby & Ben Singleton

The recent killing of an autistic boy by two Louisiana marshals raises difficult questions. But it suggests, at the very least, that better national data and a thoroughly objective review of it might help to improve police use of force policies.

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Collaborative ideas can fund first responders and help communities prepare

Started by Janet Liebsch in Community Outreach. Last reply by Janet Liebsch Jul 25. 2 Replies

I got permission from USFRA to share these fundraising ideas in case they can help your agencies, volunteers, schools, nonprofits or others.   My company (FedHealth) publishes a customizable disaster preparedness and first aid…Continue

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PLEASE NOTE: The Force Science Certification Course scheduled for December 14-18, 2015 in Orlando, FL is completely SOLD OUT. We are at maximum capacity for this location and are unable to accept any additional students in that class. Thanks for your understanding.

Registrations are now being accepted for all first-half 2016 courses.

JAN. 25-29: Austin, TX
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UCCS officer Garrett Swasey killed Friday responding in support of Colorado Springs Police to active shooter situation....

Posted by U. S. First Responders Association on Saturday, November 28, 2015

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Honoring Our Heroes!

November 28, 2015

Today we honor Clyde Taylor of Lawton, Oklahoma, who fell in 1966. Today would have been his birthday. He is remembered...

Posted by Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund on Saturday, November 28, 2015

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Not Everyone is Thankful

Posted by Bree N. on November 26, 2015 at 8:44am 1 Comment

(This Post is a "Daily Topic Reading" on Periscope & available on katche.me/Now_Bree & also posted to LifeBeyondPTSD.wordpress.com)


**Post Contains possibly triggering descriptions & strong… Continue

Life Beyond PTSD: Complimentary Times

Posted by Bree N. on November 14, 2015 at 6:20pm 0 Comments

Compliments. They seem to simple to accept, right? Yes, they can be but what happens after PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury? For me it's confusing to get compliments. I have to work hard to understand what they are and to attempt to figure out the… Continue


How do you see the role of firefighters changing?

Posted by U. S. First Responders Association on Saturday, November 28, 2015

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“Service makes you a better person.” #USArmyReserve Connecticut Ambassador, Carl Venditto continues to support military families in his 15th year in the role.

Posted by U.S. Army Reserve on Saturday, November 28, 2015

Chairman and CEO Craig W. Floyd releases statement on Colorado officer shooting.

Posted by National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund on Saturday, November 28, 2015

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FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Published last spring, our five-part series — Task Force Violent: the unforgiven — examines one of...

Posted by Army Times on Saturday, November 28, 2015

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