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Jarrod Sergi's Blog – June 2014 Archive (2)

It's just one week, what about the others?

As we near the end of safety and health week in the fire service I have had a lot of time to reflect on my own personal health and safety. Recently in my organization we had an event where one of our firefighters fell into cardiac arrest and was successfully resuscitated and has made a recovery. He fell ill and collapsed while completing his annual performance evaluation which encompasses essential fireground skills. I know this served as a reminder to me of just how quickly my career could…

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Added by Jarrod Sergi on June 20, 2014 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Riding Assignments

Riding positions are an important factor in the successful outcome at a structure fire. Before I get into this realize I do understand that some may be performing all four seat positions based off of your staffing. My hat is off to you if you are the firefighter that drives the truck, throws it in pump gear, pulls the line and charges it and waits for others to get there. I have never had to do that. I have only heard stories and could imagine how difficult it could be. Recently I sat…

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Added by Jarrod Sergi on June 13, 2014 at 12:03pm — No Comments

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