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Is training really the solution for performance problems?

How Good is Good? Improving Emergency Operations Through Performance AnalysisDave Donohue The Fire Chief has approached you following a recent fire. She states that the crews took too long to deploy…Continue

Started Jan 16, 2019

 

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Expanding the Role of Your Hazardous Materials Team. Haz Mat as a value-added service.

Emergency response is the cornerstone of hazardous materials teams. While response is important, there are other activities that hazardous materials teams can be involved in that further integrate hazardous materials into the organization, provided added benefits, and open routes to potential new funding streams.Support at Fire ScenesThe hazardous materials team is capable of providing support at fire scenes with actions that will improve the health and safety of responders. First, hazardous…See More
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Who Wants a Job? The demographic challenge of recruiting qualified people to emergency services.

 Whether your organization is career, volunteer, or combination, it is likely having difficulty finding qualified individuals to fill its ranks.  While recruiting new members has been an issue for some time, the changing demographics of the nation are being skipped as an underlying cause.  Consequently, we are missing some opportunities for identifying and guiding folks into our…See More
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Unique HazMat Incidents

This is where we can share pictures of scenes or pre-plans that you would consider unique for Hazardous Materials. This will be a class at FDIC 2009 and I would like to share your stories and pictures at that time.See More
Jul 6
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Profile Information

Lives in:
Maryland
Department:
Community Volunteer Fire Company of District 12
Title/rank:
fire fighter
Years of public service:
43
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Officer, EMT, paramedic, hazardous materials technician, fire instructor, public life safety educator
Topics you provide training for:
management, ICS, hazardous materials, instructor trainer, CPR, first aid, firefighting, tactics
Areas of expertise:
management, ICS, hazardous materials, instructor trainer, CPR, first aid, firefighting, tactics

Dave Donohue's Blog

Expanding the Role of Your Hazardous Materials Team. Haz Mat as a value-added service.

Emergency response is the cornerstone of hazardous materials teams. While response is important, there are other activities that hazardous materials teams can be involved in that further integrate hazardous materials into the organization, provided added benefits, and open routes to potential new funding streams.

Support at Fire Scenes

The hazardous materials team is capable of providing support at fire scenes with actions that will improve the health and safety of responders.…

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Posted on July 13, 2024 at 8:30am

Who Wants a Job? The demographic challenge of recruiting qualified people to emergency services.

 

Whether your organization is career, volunteer, or combination, it is likely having difficulty finding qualified individuals to fill its ranks.  While recruiting new members has been an issue for some time, the changing demographics of the nation are being skipped as an underlying cause.  Consequently, we are missing some opportunities for identifying and guiding folks…

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Posted on July 10, 2024 at 11:00am

Haz Mat Hot Line 7/4/2024

Hazardous Materials Hot Line© July 4, 2024

CSB Issues Statement on Hurricane & Weather Preparedness

The U. S. Chemical Safety Board has issued a statement cautioning facility owners to prepare for an active hurricane season.

 

Discussion:  The CSB has previously released reports on two incidents that resulted from hurricane & tropical weather.  The…

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Posted on July 7, 2024 at 11:21am

They Just Don’t Understand. Communicating our need to the community and elected officials

Ask your self, “why do we, the fire and emergency medical services exist?”  If you are like most of us, your answer will be something like, “to respond to calls to make the community safer and to save lives.”  You aren’t wrong, but the question you should be asking is, “why does the community want us to exist?”.  That answer is a little different and it is one that we need to answer if we want to communicate our needs in meeting their expectations. 

The reality is that communities…

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Posted on July 6, 2024 at 11:30am

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