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Fire Engineering Newsletter- FF's Voice Fears About Ebola Masks

 
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Fire Engineering Newsletter | October 17, 2014

Tonight on the "Tailboard Talk" radio show, Craig Nelson, Dane Carley, and Jeff Wallin will be discussing how to maintain and develop the fire service culture. The conversation will cover where we think we are currently, what direction we think it is going, factors affecting culture, what the ideal culture would be, and how to develop the ideal culture. CLICK HERE to listen or participate at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. Sponsored by Grainger.—Pete Prochilo, Online Editor
NEWS
Chicago Firefighters Union Raises Concerns About Masks
Despite the burgeoning Ebola epidemic, the Chicago Fire Department has never "fit-tested" its 4,645 firefighters and paramedics to make certain that disposable face masks used to protect them from fluid transmissions are properly sealed.
Houston Firefighters Have Gear, Need Training
Fire Orgs Write Letter to President on Ebola Situation

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Outcry Over Attempt to Close Albany (NY) Ladder Company
Citizens and firefighters showed up in droves to protest the attempt to eliminate a ladder truck at a fire station in the city.
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MI Ends Ban on Firefighter Two-Hatting
A bill signed earlier this week by Michigan's governor would apparently end a ban on full-time firefighters working for other departments on their days off.
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FEATURES
Should You Implement a Health and Wellness Program?
Injuries will happen within the fire service. However, it is very clear that exercise does provide savings, writes John Hofman.
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New Active Shooter Training
Two new free programs from the Firefighters Support Foundation delve deeper into a practical model to address the main concern at most active shooter events: getting the wounded to definitive care as soon as possible.
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Firefighter Mental Health: Helping Your Own
In a free online presentation next week, Dr. Beth Murphy, a clinical psychologist and retired firefighter, discusses firefighter and EMS personnel suicide.
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The Command Post
Rick Lasky and John Salka talk to Cindy Huse of Fire Engineering Books & Videos about resources for the fire service community. Listen to an archive of last night's show, sponsored by Grainger.
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ADVERTORIAL
Video: Pierce
In this video showcase, check out some of Pierce's latest offerings, including the Enforcer chassis.
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Safe Storage Solution for SCBA and 02 Cylinders
Kochek Company recently announced the launch of SafeTSystem, a complete compressed air cylinder storage and handling system for SCBA and O2 cylinders. Uniquely portable and versatile, the lightweight, durable aluminum system consists of interchangeable holder carriers, storage racks, hand carts, and vehicle apparatus mounts.
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Free NFPA Electric Vehicle Training Course
Free for a limited time. When an electric, a hybrid, or a fuel cell vehicle is involved in a collision it presents new challenges for first responders. Are you ready to respond? This program teaches emergency responders how to safely deal with emergency situations involving these new vehicles.
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Nickelodeon Suites Resort
Wild, wacky, and family-focused, Nickelodeon Suites Resort is located in Orlando, where families make messy memories under sunny Florida skies. Whether visiting on a family vacation or celebrating a special event like a reunion or birthday, the Nick Hotel offers everything you need--from live entertainment to wild water parks to special firefighter discounts!
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Elements FR Sweatshirt
True North's Elements ¼-zip FR sweatshirt has a wind-resistant outer fabric surface and durable water repellent finish will block wind and shed light rain and snow. Uses a new fabric for 2014 that is NFPA 1975 certified, decreases the fabric weight by 20 percent, and increases the fabric durability.
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BLOGS
Ebola and the Firefighter
Now's the time to get educated to protect your community. John K. Murphy separates fact from fiction.
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FDIC
Signs That Trouble May Be Around the Corner at Emergency Scenes
Wouldn’t it be great if we all had psychic powers or a crystal ball that could tell us when and where the next fire service mistake, near-miss incident, or accident was going to come from? Craig Nelson shares some ideas on using experience to anticipate fireground trouble.
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