Archive for September 19th, 2023

Fire service news … Florida

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Every second counts in a trauma situation. Critical patients need critical care, and sometimes time isn’t on your side.

A procedure typically reserved for hospital emergency rooms called a finger thoracostomy is moving into the field. The goal is to try and relieve the pressure that can build up from blunt force trauma to the chest after a serious car crash, a shooting or even a stabbing.

“We open up the chest cavity with a small incision, about one inch, to let all the air out so that the heart can re-expand and also produce a pulse.” 

The training is extensive, overseen by the department’s medical director, and the goal is to get the kits in every single unit.

Coconut Creek is one of the first agencies in Broward County, Florida to go through this training.

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Chicago Fire Department news

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A Chicago firefighter was hurt while battling a blaze Monday morning at a home in the Chatham neighborhood after crews were called around 11 a.m. to a three-story apartment building at 8220 S. Maryland Avenue. A firefighter at the scene was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center with “elevated vitals,” officials said and was listed in fair condition.

The blaze was struck out around 12:30 p.m.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire or how the firefighter was injured, and there were no other reported injuries.

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New home for former Frankfort FPD ladder truck (more)

From Louis Nadeau photographie on Facebook:

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Ex-Frankfort Fire Protection District (Illinois); #FireTruck; #MeshoppenVFC; #ShannonFD; #FrankfortFPD; #KMEFire; #LouisNadeau;

Louis Nadeau photographie

thanks Danny

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