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Fire Apparatus Cleaning and Decon Best Practices

June 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM GMT

The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) has conducted an extensive and detailed examination and evaluation of best practices for cleaning apparatus. These studies focused on all types of contamination that could result in adverse health issues for firefighters as well as different cleaning methods and procedures. From this extensive work, the FDNY produced a functional set of practical policies and procedures.

Special Webcast Series – How EMS Leaders Are Using Mobile Technology to Manage the...

This event was originally broadcast on April 28, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

Why double down on a broken system that hasn’t worked for disasters, active shooter incidents, or large-scale events? In the largest pandemic of our lifetime, learn how clinical leaders in both Texas and Colorado are using mobile technology to not only manage the COVID-19 crisis, but also lay the foundation for the new reality of EMS, including Mobile Integrated Healthcare, Community Paramedicine, and Telehealth.

Special Webcast Series – White Powder Calls, COVID-19, and Beyond: PPE, Decon, and SOPs

This event was recorded April 30, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

This Webcast will review identifying unknown powders and substances and also provide an overview of COVID-19 PPE considerations and decon. This information can serve as the basis for a standard operating procedure for your department that covers size-up; PPE; and respiratory selection, decontamination, and identification.

Special Webcast Series – Think Like an Incident Commander

This event was originally broadcast on May 7, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

This Webcast is geared to illustrate key points in preparation, size-up, fireground decision making, and communications. Videos, case studies, fireground radio transmissions, and interactive fire simulations are used to present the challenges inherent in making rapid emergency decisions. Viewers are offered tools to help them perform a skillful size-up, communicate effectively, and project control over chaotic emergency incidents.

Special Webcast Series – The New Firefight: Implementing the UL-FSRI Study Core Concepts for...

This event was originally broadcast on April 21, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

This Webcast combines the research and outreach initiatives of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) and presents curriculum relevant to strategic and tactical decision making and developing best practices for mounting an intelligent interior fire attack. The focus is on identifying the “real estate” between the so-called “aggressive” interior attack and “surround and drown.”

Special Webcast Series – Leadership and Succession: Planning for the Next Generation

This event was originally broadcast on April 16, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

Special Webcast Series – High-Consequence Infectious Disease Workshop

This event was recorded April 7, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

This webcast aims to increase awareness about standard and transmission-based infection-control practices and teaches learners how the “Identify, Isolates and Inform” strategy can improve their ability to recognize and manage an infectious disease threats like COVID-19, MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome) or Ebola.

Special Webcast Series – Overcoming Common Engine Company Mistakes and Fireground Problems

This event was originally broadcast on April 23, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

Learn how to overcome mistakes and problems that occur on the fireground. A distinction is made between a mistake and a problem. The need to have a Plan B, the most common mistakes and problems that occur on the fireground, and how to overcome them are discussed.

What You Need to Know about COVID-19

This event was recorded March 24, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing. This webcast will present what emergency medical providers need to know about COVID-19. In this informative and timely presentation, Katherine West reviews what we know about Covid-19 so far; It’s Origin, signs and symptoms, risk groups, modes or transmission, PPE, disinfection practices, and promising treatments. Will then open the discussion to you, the ones on the front lines of this world crisis.

What You Wear Under Your Turnout Gear is IMPORTANT!

This event was recorded March 5, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

FR Station Wear is more important than you might think. It helps protect your most valuable resource, firefighters, in all aspects of their duties and responsibilities. In this webcast, you’ll learn about station wear history and trends, along with the basics of a systems level approach to PPE. All in the name of giving you extra layers of protection during exposure to fire above (in this case, below) and beyond your bunker gear.

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