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CDC Ebola EMS Webinar TOMORROW (The Secret List)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 

All,

Please join the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other federal agency staff for a webinar focusing on EMS Ebola preparedness TOMORROW.

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

3:00 to 4:00 pm EDT

 

ASPR and CDC staff will discuss the previously developed and distributed Detailed Emergency Medical Services Checklist for Ebola Preparedness, which highlights activities that EMS agencies and systems should consider to prepare for managing patients with Ebola and other infectious diseases. 





This checklist is intended to enhance collective preparedness and response by highlighting key areas for EMS agencies to review in preparation for a person under investigation (PUI) for Ebola. The checklist provides practical and specific suggestions to ensure agencies are able to detect possible Ebola cases, protect employees, and respond appropriately. 

 

Additionally, CDC collaborated with staff and representatives from the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS) to develop Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services Systems and 911 PSAPs.





FICEMS staff will discuss this guidance, intended for use by managers to understand and explain to staff how to respond and stay safe and by individual providers to respond to suspected Ebola patients and to stay safe.

 

The purpose of this webinar is to further explain these documents and address any questions that you may have.  Staff from several FICEMS member agencies will field questions. FICEMS includes representatives from ASPR, CDC, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Health Affairs, the U.S. Fire Administration, an appointed State EMS Director and other agencies. 





Please note that they will be taking live questions via the webinar Q&A feature during this event.

 

You can access this webinar via the following call-in and URL information:

 

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For Participants:
URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/
Conference number: PW9051596
Audience passcode: 1552858

Participants can join the event directly at: 
https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PW9051596&p=1552858&t=c

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

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IAFF Ebola Video/Stand Down, Resources from IAFC (The Secret List)

Monday, October 20, 2014  All,

The IAFF has released the below video of interest to all fire fighters and EMS personnel related to Ebola education and response.


Take a moment to watch and learn from this excellent presentation----and note the recommended SAFETY STAND DOWN:

http://youtu.be/4cL-BZw6u3E


WATCH the Stand Down statement video from the IAFF GP:


http://youtu.be/4AFtdMYI6tk


Check out www.IAFF.org for more.


Additionally, the IAFC has provided an excellent resource page:


http://www.iafc.org/ebola



The IAFC has formed an Ebola Task Force to provide guidance for the health and safety of fire fighters, EMT's and responders and patients in response to the recent diagnoses of several Ebola patients in the United States. The task force will be chaired by IAFC 2nd Vice President Chief John Sinclair and will include members and leadership from the Safety, Health & Survival Section-of the IAFC.

The IAFC’s Ebola Task Force will review the management of Ebola patients from the time an emergency call is placed until the patient is confirmed as either having or not having Ebola. The task force will review several important issues with short- and long-term implications, including:

  • Screening 9-1-1 calls for potential Ebola patients
  • Proper PPE
  • Training for PPE donning/doffing procedures
  • Decontamination practices
  • Definition of exposure
  • Quarantining employees who provide care for potential Ebola patients
  • Other issues as they arise
Fire and EMS personnel should understand that this is an evolving and dynamic process; current best practices will evolve as new information is received. The task force will be meeting with the experts and will continue to educate and inform the fire service. Watch IAFC.org for more.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 10-20-2014-2220 hrs

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FIRE CHIEF-LODD-EJECTION RESPONSE CRASH (The Secret List)

Monday, October 20, 2014  MISSOURI FIRE CHIEF/POLICE OFFICER LODD-RESPONDING CRASH-EJECTED

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We regret to advise you that Alton Fire Chief Eddie Johnson Jr., 45, was responding to a house fire six miles west of Alton when he lost control, went off the left side of the highway, hit a driveway approach, and rolled his vehicle several times.  He was ejected from the vehicle and killed in the Line of Duty. He was also an Alton Police Officer. 

The crash was on U.S. 160 about five miles west of Alton.  An ambulance took the Chief to the hospital in West Plains but he did not survive.  State troopers suspect Chief Johnson was not wearing his safety belt.

The Alton Fire Department was responding with other area fire departments to a house fire at an area known locally as Royal Oak.   The fire destroyed the home.

Besides being a full-time police officer and volunteer fire chief, Johnson also was an Oregon County reserve sheriff's deputy.  He'd been fire chief since 2010 and worked in the Alton Police Department for nine years.   His wife and three children survive him.

We'll post more details as they become available. Our condolences to all affected. RIP.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 10-20-2014-2233 hrs

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Apparatus Recall, Calif LODD Funeral Details, Hartford Shirts (The Secret List)

Sunday, October 19, 2014  Hey,

A new recall has been issued by the maker of the fire apparatus chassis involved in that June crash that killed a Montana Fire Chief and a family of five. The recall of the double Cardan front drive shaft comes from
Navistar which manufactures the International

4800 apparatus involved in the crash in June.

The recall by Navistar is for International 4800 trucks built between 1999 and 2002 that are equipped with Fabco TC-200 transfer cases. The recall notice says the driveshaft may separate and cause axle lockup if a joint in the driveshaft seizes.


The recall was issued after the Montana Highway Patrol released their accident report. The recall is slightly different from previous recalls in that this one requires the part to be removed and replaced.



Navistar's communications director, Steve Schrier tells media that Navistar has not received their report, but issued the recall after conducting their own investigation. He says an investigation is often launched after consumer concerns about a possible defect. During their investigations they look at things such as warranty claims and gather data from field reports. If a defect is found, Navistar then issues a recall and notifies their customers to correct the defect.


In this particular case, Schrier said their investigation found 5 other incidents since 2008 which prompted them to issue the voluntary recall. Navistar has notified all customers and are in the process of implementing the voluntary recall.







CALIFORNIA FIREFIGHTER LODD FUNERAL:

Firefighters will gather together to pay their respects to Airtanker Pilot Geoffrey

“Craig” Hunt as well as to his family, who paid the ultimate sacrifice with his life while fighting the Dog Rock Fire near El Portal, California. 

A celebration of Craig’s life, with full Line of Duty Death fire service honors, will take place Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10 a.m.

On October 7, 2014, Dyncorp Pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt was involved in a fatal crash while flying a CAL FIRE S-2T Airtanker over the Dog Rock Fire burning near Yosemite’s Arch Rock.

Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt was born October 14, 1951 in Richmond, IN. He is survived by his wife, Sally, who he married in September of 1975, and his two daughters, Nancy Hunt and Sarah Hunt Lauterbach. Hunt served as a US Navy P3 pilot from 1975-1984 and was in the reserves for 20 years. 

Memorial Service

Location: Church on the Hill, 500 Sands Dr., San Jose, CA 95125

Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. RIP.







HARTFORD (CT) FD LODD FUNDRAISER SHIRTS

 

 

 

 

Fire Apparatus Recall (The Secret List)

Sunday, October 19, 2014  Hey,

A new recall is issued by the maker of the fire apparatus chassis involved in that June crash that killed a Montana Fire Chief and a family of five. The recall of the double Cardan front drive shaft comes from Navistar which manufactures the International 4800 apparatus involved in the crash in June.

The recall was issued after the Montana Highway Patrol released their accident report. The recall is slightly different from previous recalls in that this one requires the part to be removed and replaced.

Navistar's communications director, Steve Schrier tells media that Navistar has not received their report, but issued the recall after conducting their own investigation. He says an investigation is often launched after consumer concerns about a possible defect. During their investigations they look at things such as warranty claims and gather data from field reports. If a defect is found, Navistar then issues a recall and notifies their customers to correct the defect.

In this particular case, Schrier said their investigation found 5 other incidents since 2008 which prompted them to issue the voluntary recall. Navistar has notified all customers and are in the process of implementing the voluntary recall.


Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 10-19-2014 1100 hrs

www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com


 

 

 

 
 
 

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