First Due: Break the Chain of Catastrophe

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Robert Brown, Jr., believes that first responders and officers should consider the fact that the fear of COVID-19 can be much worse than the illness itself. Robert Brown Jr., PA - New York Firefighters Heart & LungMay 1st, 2020 / Firehouse Magazine Squad 41 goes … unconscious … caller indicates victim "not breathing." OK. I understand that this...
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Using the Situtational Awareness Cycle to See the Big Picture

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Lt. Robert Brown illustrates the need to create a situational awareness cycle from the time a fire call comes in until the incident is over. Dec 16th, 2013 / Firehouse Magazine "Everybody goes! Phone alarm, first-due engine and first-due truck for fire in a commercial building at 1655 Pitkin Avenue. The fire is reported on the first floor. Critical...
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Rescuing The Rescuer: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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June 21st, 2007 / Firehouse Magazine When we experience a traumatic event our brain goes through a chemical change and the military is studying these changes in the brain with PET scans. Everybody goes fill out 10-75 (working fire). The address is 5826 Eastern Parkway and the fire is in a two-story commercial. Ladder 120 is the FAST truck (rapid in...
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