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An Interview with Community Risk Reduction Author Beverley Walker

Posted by Public Safety Group on 7/16/21 1:50 PM

As part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Safety Group Author Interview series, we had the chance to talk with Beverley Walker about her book, Community Risk Reduction: Principles and Practice, to learn more about her experience, what’s new in the book, and why she thinks it’s a valuable contribution to the fire service and emergency medical services (EMS) community.

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Topics: EMS, Fire

An Interview with Fire Author Dave Sweet

Posted by Public Safety Group on 6/29/21 1:23 PM

As part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Safety Group Author Interview series, we had the chance to talk with Dave Sweet about the Revised Second Edition of his book, Vehicle Rescue and Extrication: Principles and Practice, to learn more about his experience, what’s new in the book, and why he thinks it’s a valuable contribution to the fire service community.

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Topics: Fire

Vehicle Rescue and Extrication: What You Need to Know

Posted by Public Safety Group on 5/26/21 5:01 PM

To be safe and effective, new and experienced technical rescue professionals need to be trained on the latest technology extrication considerations, including those involving alternative-fuel vehicles. Over the last few years, vehicle technology has rapidly changed and the number of hybrid cars on the road is growing. Fire fighters and rescue professionals may soon encounter many more alternative-fuel pickup trucks too, now that Ford, maker of the top-selling F-Series trucks, recently unveiled a new F-150 electric truck

The all-new Revised Second Edition of Vehicle Rescue and Extrication: Principles and Practice will help ensure your students are up-to-date. Read on to learn more.

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An Interview with Fire Author James Angle

Posted by Public Safety Group on 5/24/21 8:26 PM

As part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Safety Group Author Interview series, we had the chance to talk with James Angle about the Fifth Edition of his book, Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services, to learn more about his experience, what’s new in the book, and why he thinks it’s a valuable contribution to the fire service community.

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Topics: Fire

What is Community Risk Reduction (CRR), and Why it Matters

Posted by Public Safety Group on 5/20/21 4:10 PM

It's undeniable how entrenched the fire and emergency services are in each local community. When a tragedy occurs, whether on a large scale, such as a devastating weather-related incident, or on a smaller scale, such as a car accident or residential structure fire, emergency responders are the first on scene. It is also the role of EMS and Fire personnel to find ways to prevent future tragedies when possible and restore a sense of order in the community. One way fire and emergency services organizations are advancing in their prevention tactics is by introducing community risk reduction (CRR) programs into their day-to-day activities.

Have you been tasked with making CRR a priority in your department, but are not quite sure where to start, what CRR really means, or why it matters? Read on to learn more.


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An Interview with Fire Author L. Charles Smeby, Jr.

Posted by Public Safety Group on 5/7/21 1:00 PM

As part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Safety Group Author Interview series, we had the chance to talk with Chuck Smeby about the all-new Third Edition of his book, Fire and Emergency Services Administration: Management and Leadership Practices, to learn more about his experience, what’s new in the book, and why he thinks it’s a valuable contribution to the fire service community.

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An Interview with Fire Author Steve Treinish

Posted by Public Safety Group on 4/5/21 5:12 PM

As part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Safety Group Author Interview series, we had the chance to talk with Steve Treinish about the all-new Third Edition of his book, Water Rescue: Principles and Practice to NFPA 1006 and 1670: Surface, Swiftwater, Dive, Ice, Surf, and Flood, to learn more about his experience, what’s new in the book, and why he thinks it’s a valuable contribution to the fire service community.

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Topics: Fire

Customer Spotlight: Central Virginia Community College

Posted by Public Safety Group on 3/25/21 12:03 PM

As part of the Public Safety Group Customer Spotlight series, we had the chance to speak with Jason Ferguson, Associate Vice President of Professional & Career Studies at Central Virginia Community College. Ferguson remarks on CVCC’s experience using the Flipped Classroom and the outcomes he has seen in his courses.

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Topics: Fire

Customer Spotlight: University of Akron Training Center for Fire and Hazardous Materials

Posted by Public Safety Group on 3/15/21 5:09 PM

As part of the Public Safety Group Customer Spotlight series, we had the chance to speak with Matthew Claflin, the Chief of Training & Educational Contact at the University of Akron Training Center for Fire and Hazardous Materials. Claflin remarks on his experience using Public Safety Group products in the Training Center's fire service courses, feedback he has received from his students, and the outcomes he has seen in his courses.

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Topics: Fire

An Interview with Fire Author Randy R. Bruegman

Posted by Public Safety Group on 3/12/21 10:34 AM

As part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Safety Group Author Interview series, we had the chance to talk with Randy Bruegman about his upcoming book, Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Administration, Second Edition, to learn more about his experience, his thoughts on the book, what’s new in the book, and why he thinks it’s a valuable contribution to the fire service community.

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Topics: Fire

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