Improving the Health & Safety of all Emergency Responders

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EMS and the Added Responsibilities

EMS and the Added Responsibilities 11/01/2018 Richard Marinucci The overwhelming number of fire departments provide some level of emergency medical services (EMS) and have been doing so for quite some time. The increase in job responsibilities has changed many aspects...

Out of My Mind—Taking Risks

Out of My Mind—Taking Risks https://www.fireapparatusmagazine.com/articles/2018/09/out-of-my-mindtaking-risks.html 09/24/2018           By Richard Marinucci As summer winds down in Michigan, and fall begins, there are fewer opportunities to enjoy the warmer weather....

Hazardous-Materials Incident Response

Hazardous-Materials Incident Response If you look at how fire departments respond to incidents involving hazardous materials, you might wonder how the same people who rush into fires take such a different approach. Richard Marinucci Consider preparation (education and...

Wildland Urban Interface

CHIEF CONCERNS | RICHARD MARINUCCI Wildland Urban Interface It seems that the only types of fire incidents that are increasing are those involving wildland areas and the urban interface. Certainly, those who regularly and routinely respond to those calls have received...

Evolving Truck Company Operations

Chief Concerns Evolving Truck Company Operations Truck company operations involve most activities on the fireground that support applying water on the fire. RICHARD MARINUCCI Truck companies do what they can to give engine companies the best opportunity to complete...