The Fire Academy is an all NEW year-round interactive digital platform that brings firefighters training from industry leaders in order to continue supporting their efforts in the communities they serve. The content will discuss key themes around topics including: Safety, Leadership/Management, Company Officer, and many more. With a collaborative backing of FDIC International and Fire Engineering, you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to help support training in the fire service industry.
Anaphylaxis, diabetic emergencies, and opioid overdoses present potential life-threatening emergencies for patients. When these types of calls come, there is often little time to act. EMS providers, whether ALS or BLS, must be prepared to intervene to save the lives of their patients. In this course, we’ll explore the use of naloxone, epinephrine auto-injectors, and glucometers for BLS providers in EMS.
There is no set time of day for when an emergency call will come, nor will these calls only happen on clear, sunny days. Because of this fact, fire apparatus operators, emergency vehicle drivers, fleet managers, and chief officers must be armed with an understanding of the unsafe driving conditions they may encounter while responding to an emergency incident; bad weather, driving at night, driving while distracted, fatigued, or DUI. In the event of a crash, a fire apparatus operator should also know injury prevention methods to lessen the severity of the crash.
Vehicle dynamics are important for fire apparatus operators and emergency vehicle drivers to avoid unnecessary risks while operating the vehicle. What happens when a larger apparatus rounds a curve too quickly, factors that affect the total stopping distance of the rig, and how kinetic energy plays a part in it all are part of the dynamics a driver and passenger of these apparatus face on each call they drive to. Understanding these effects will benefit all on board, making for an easier and safer drive whenever you are behind the wheel.
When driving any vehicle, the driver must keep in mind the basic safety rules of the road and the vehicle they are operating. When it comes to driving an emergency vehicle there are even more topics to consider to maintain the safety of the driver, the passengers on board, and those around them on the road. This course will review safety topics on how to navigate an intersection during an emergency run where civilian vehicles may not hear the sirens of the apparatus, tire related maintenance to avoid unnecessary risk, skid control, ways to prevent rollover, and safe maneuvering of railroad crossings.
Avoiding liabilities is an important act for not only chief officers, but apparatus operators, and emergency vehicle drivers. To best accomplish this it is important understand how to safely operate the vehicles in the fleet. Starting with safe drivers will lead to less accidents and issues later and avoid the unwanted outcomes that could come along with negligent acts.
Understanding the laws and liabilities that can affect emergency vehicle drivers is the first step in preventing unnecessary risk. In this course, we will explain the laws and liabilities related to the safe operation of an emergency vehicle and how to avoid unnecessary charges in the event of a lawsuit.
The purpose of this course is to provide fire apparatus operators and emergency vehicle drivers with an overview of the vehicle safety components required by the NFPA 1901 “Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus – 2016 Edition” Operating an emergency vehicle or fire apparatus is a stressful task; ensuring to arrive at the scene at the right time, providing necessary care to those on board, and operating the vehicle and apparatus in the correct ways. Because of this there are a set of safety standards in place from the NFPA that outline the proper ways to avoid any unnecessary risks to the operator of the vehicle, the passengers, and those driving around the apparatus.
The Clarion Events Fire & Rescue Group provides critical cutting-edge firefighting and emergency medical service news, education, equipment and hands-on training. Through our industry-leading publications, digital media and events Clarion’s Fire & Rescue Group covers the latest developments and standards in apparatus and equipment, clinical breakthroughs, and training for firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and those professionals serving in the Fire & EMS Industries. We at Clarion Fire & Rescue hold ourselves to the strictest of standards, ensuring that our service to the first responders equals the industry’s tireless service to us all while maintaining our long-standing mission to “Train and Inform the Fire & EMS Industry."