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Watch: Firefighter Down CPR 10-Step Training Video

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When the unthinkable happens, and a firefighter collapses on an emergency scene, we need to be prepared to provide the highest level of care possible. We know that good neurological outcomes can be had in out of hospital cardiac arrest provided high quality chest compressions are initiated early. Unfortunately, the resuscitation of a downed firefighter presents a special concern: they're in full turn out gear with an SCBA!

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Our Stories: Firefighting and Battling Crohn’s Disease

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I'm not going to lie-- the physical struggle in dealing with Crohn's disease and balancing my work and health is hard. Sometimes I have to concede and give my body a rest, if only to keep my brothers at the firehouse safe. But I've learned how to listen to my body, and I've learned how to keep it as healthy as possible.

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Oncall® Live Video System Including GPS Streaming From Fire Cam

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The Oncall® Live Video System enables emergency services personnel to stream live video, audio and their GPS location from Oncall® WiFi enabled cameras by tethering the cameras to a smartphone that has the Oncall® Live Video app installed. The video is streamed to viewers in real-time via the Oncall Server, using the smartphone’s 3G or 4G connection. You can also stream video from the smartphone’s own camera.

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Middletown, OH FD Hampered at Super 8 Fire After Layoffs

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A district fire chief said recent layoffs nearly led to tragedy and got a stern rebuke from the city manager in internal emails reviewed by WCPO Tuesday. "We narrowly averted tragedy," District Fire Chief Pau Lolli said after it took more than 25 minutes for all of the necessary crews to reach a fire at the Super 8 motel Sunday night.

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Our Stories: The Depressed Firefighter

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I never told the other firefighters in my department about my depression. I was afraid they would see me in a different light if they knew how depressed I was before joining. I would rather not be treated differently because of it. No one is alone. Even if they choose to keep it to themselves, as I have done until now, they’re not alone. Never. That’s something I’ve learned.

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