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Alternate Posting Location: COVID is getting worse for public safety

COVID-19 hasn’t gone away. In fact, COVID-19 has only gotten worse across the United States and around the world. We just need to look to the effect of COVID-19 on our brothers and sisters in public safety. Read A plea for renewed commitment to COVID-19 prevention on EMS1.com

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Alternate Posting Location: IACP Sessions

The 2020 International Association of Chiefs of Police conference, like every major event of 2020, was virtual. I attended four sessions and wrote about two for Police1.com. IACP Quick Take: Crowd management lessons learned from Seattle, Minnesota and Boston IACP Quick Take: How law enforcement can use the media to reach, engage the public during […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Prep for post-election civil unrest

As I have contemplated the question, “what if civil unrest is widespread, violent and destructive in my community?”, for me personally, as well as the public safety personnel I am honored to serve, read what has come to mind for me at FireRescue1.com. Post-election civil unrest: How public safety can prepare

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Alternate Posting Location: Plan for a furlough

A furlough is a mandatory, temporary layoff that is unpaid. In some industries, furloughs might be for consecutive days, weeks or even months. With furloughs coming to public safety, now is the time to adopt a furlough mindset to prepare for “when I am furloughed” rather than “if I am furloughed.”   Read my ideas to help you […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Losing Leaders to COVID-19

The deaths of fire, law enforcement, corrections and EMS leaders and personnel will have a decades-long impact on department operations, safety and capability. Even more concerning is the fire, EMS, corrections and law enforcement leaders who deny the severity of COVID-19 and fail to distribute and support lifesaving public health messages. The chiefs, captains and […]

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Alternate Posting Location: I need a Jet Suit

I don’t actually need a jet a suit, but it looks pretty cool. At a price of more than $400,000, a jet suit is not likely to be parked in your apparatus bay anytime soon. But that should not keep us from considering the possibilities. Read the full article at EMS1.com It’s a bird. It’s […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Zero Medic Applicants

Increase pay and paramedics will come? $20k sign-on bonus says otherwise. See full article on EMS1.

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Alternate Posting Location: Public Safety Face Mask Survey Results

View all of the results from nearly 4,000 cops, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and corrections officers. Face masks: Here’s what cops, firefighters, medics and COs have to say about use, policy and effectiveness One of the questions is about off-duty face mask use. This is what we learned: Off-duty face mask use by public safety respondents […]

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I have a joke …

I sat out #MedBikini, but have been enjoying reading and writing the “I have a joke …” trend on Twitter. My three entries: I have a joke about a patient handoff but had to wait 20 minutes to tell it and got cut off before the punchline. — Greg Friese, MS, NRP (@gfriese) July 25, […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Shift Tactics When ‘Resisting Arrest’ Becomes ‘Man Down’

Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday afternoon by Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo for their actions or inactions in the May 25 arrest and death of George Floyd, 46. It is reported that officers were dispatched to a forgery in progress, found Floyd in the driver’s seat of a vehicle and that Floyd resisted arrest. because […]