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Watch Chief Mario Trevino And
Captain Mike Gagliano Present FARS
At The 2016 NFFF Technology Summit

(With A Surprise Assist From Chief Alan Brunacini)

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Rendered Safe
By Ronny J. Coleman
CA State Fire Marshal (ret.)

There is a television advertisement currently being broadcast that focuses attention on risk taking. The ad starts with an individual talking to a patient in a dentist chair.  He states that the patient has an extremely bad cavity and then prepares to leave the room. The patient expresses his concern and the authority figure states that he is not really a dentist. Instead, he is a "dental monitor" and his job is limited to identifying the problem. He states that someone else must fix the problem.  Then, the individual disappears leaving the patient with no solution. The monitor takes no responsibility for the resolution of the patient’s problem. 

This approach to problem solving might also be applied to the concept of coping with risk in the field of fire protection.  Assessing risks and identifying them is not the same as taking action to resolve them. 

RescueAir Participates In
2016 NFFF
Technology Summit 

Building-installed safety systems, mobile devices, and software application technology are being used more extensively in the fire service for a variety operations and functions to support incident command. But how is technology being used to monitor and improve firefighter health and safety? Firefighter Life Safety Initiative #8 states, "Utilize available technology wherever it can produce higher levels of health and safety."

To further examine the current state of technology to improve firefighter outcomes in these areas, RescueAir sponsored and participated in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s two-day Fire Service Technology Summit in Oakland, California on July 25-26, 2016.

FARS: Let's Put Technology
To Work For Firefighter Safety

By Chief Mario H. Trevino
San Francisco, Las Vegas (ret.)

Have you ever run out of air while fighting a fire?  If so, you’re not alone; most firefighters have, and it is not something they will ever forget.
Whether you are in a training environment or working a real incident, there’s always that moment of panic when you try to take a breath and find that you… can’t.  It’s difficult to describe to non-fire service folks.  It’s kind of like having someone put their hand over your mouth unexpectedly so you can’t breathe while you’re sleeping.  Or running a hundred-yard dash.  It’s a scary feeling.

For firefighters, training and experience kick in, and they take steps to try to get help or get out.  

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