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2 Must-Do Tasks for the Engineer/Chauffeur

2 Must-Do Tasks for the Engineer/Chauffeur

Ever come to work tired from a long day with the family, kids, and friends, just not motivated to do our job? As an engineer, chauffeur driver/operator, getting our unit ready for the tour is essential. It doesn’t matter how tired or unmotivated we are – our unit has to be ready at all times.

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How to be an Effective Outside Vent (OV) Firefighter – Part 2 | FireFighterToolBox

How to be an Effective Outside Vent (OV) Firefighter – Part 2 | FireFighterToolBox

Part 1 described what an outside vent firefighter is and the tools required for performing ventilation. Now let’s move onto what we need to look out for.

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How To Be An Effective Outside Vent (OV) Firefighter – Part 1 | FireFighterToolBox

How To Be An Effective Outside Vent (OV) Firefighter – Part 1 | FireFighterToolBox

The firefighter assigned to the outside vent position (commonly referred to as the OV) is an important asset to have on the fireground. Typically assigned to one of the two outside team positions of a ladder company (the other being the roof position) they are tasked with some important roles as well as expected to...

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Video: Four Sent To Hospital After Nursing Home Fire

Video: Four Sent To Hospital After Nursing Home Fire

 Four people are being treated at the hospital after a fire at a nursing home in High Point.

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Photos: Smoke Detector Saved Family In House Fire

Photos: Smoke Detector Saved Family In House Fire

Fire officials credit a smoke detector with saving a family of six during a Wednesday afternoon blaze at a Brentwood Street residence in southeast High Point

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Photos: Two Dead, Two Injured In Five-Car Wreck

Photos: Two Dead, Two Injured In Five-Car Wreck

Two drivers are dead after an SUV driving down the wrong side of the road slammed into oncoming traffic on Wendover Avenue Saturday morning. The drivers of two other vehicles were sent to the hospital with serious injuries, police said

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Child Ejected From Van Struck By Tractor Trailer

Child Ejected From Van Struck By Tractor Trailer

A 7-year-old boy was ejected from a van after it was struck by a tractor trailer Monday morning.

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One Injured After Car Crashes Into Pole in High Point

One Injured After Car Crashes Into Pole in High Point

A driver suffered non-life threatening injuries after his vehicle crashed into a pole in High Point  

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House Fire Under Investigation

House Fire Under Investigation

A family of three was watching TV in their living room when they began to see smoke fill the house Wednesday afternoon.

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Video: Why FD-CPR? (Take The Time And Watch This Video)

Video: Why FD-CPR? (Take The Time And Watch This Video)

When the unthinkable happens, and a firefighter collapses on an emergency scene, we need to be prepared to provide the highest level of care possible. We know that good neurological outcomes can be had in out of hospital cardiac arrest provided high quality chest compressions are initiated early. Unfortunately, the...

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