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9780835953146: Fire Service First Responder

This is the first book written specifically for firefighters who act as first responders, and represents a unique joint venture by Brady Publishing and the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA)--two leading producers of fire service training manuals. Written by authors with extensive experience in the fire service and EMS, it features a full range of National Standard Curriculum Materials for First Responders as well as enrichment materials--all expanded to take into account the distinct needs and requirements of members of the fire service. A host of features speak directly to firefighters: On Scene scenarios; Fire Drills; Company Officer's Notes; Firefighter Focus summaries; Fire Company Reviews; Resources to Learn More; and At a Glance flow charts and other visual summaries. Introduction to the EMS System. Scene Safety and the Well-Being of the First Responder. Legal and Ethical Issues. The Human Body. Airway. Circulation. Automated External Defibrillation. Scene Size-up. Patient Assessment. Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies. Other Common Medical Complaints. Environmental Emergencies. Psychological Emergencies and Crisis Intervention. Bleeding and Shock. Traumatic Injuries. Burn Emergencies. Musculoskeletal Emergencies. Injuries to the Head, Neck, and Spine. Childbirth. Infants and Children. Lifting and Moving Patients. Multiple-Casualty Incidents and Incident Management. EMS Operations. Hazardous Materials. Fireground Rehabilitation. EMS Rescue Operations. For firefighter first responders.

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"Daniel Limmer, EMT-P," is a faculty member at the George Washington University Health Services program in Washington, DC. He has been involved in emergency services for more than twenty years as a paramedic, police officer, and educator. He is a co-author of "Emergency Care," Ninth Edition, "First Responder: A Skills Approach," Fire Service First Responder," and "Advanced Medical Life Support."

"Bob Elling, MPA, REMT-P," is currently a full-time faculty member at the Institute of Prehospital Emergency Medicine at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. He is also a Professor of Management with the American College of Prehospital Medicine, and works part-time as a paramedic with the Colonie EMS Department (NY). His publications include: "Pocket Reference for the EMT-B and First Responder, First Responder. Exam Preparation and Review, Emergency Care Student Workbook," and "Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice Volume 5 Student Workbook." Bob has written hundreds of articles for magazines and internet websites as well as video scripts.

"Michael R O'Keefe, REMT-P," is Training Coordinator for the Vermont Department of Health's EMS division. He has been active as chairperson of the National Council of State EMS Training Coordinators and with the development of various national EMS curricula. He was a member of the curriculum development group for the "First Responder: National Standard Curriculum." He also is a co-author of "Emergency Care," Ninth Edition.

"Edward T. Dickinson, M.D., NREMT-P, FACEP," (Medical Editor) is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine in Philadelphia wherehe is Director of EMS Field Operations. He is Medical Director of the Town of Colonie EMS Department (NY) and the Malvern Fire Company (PA). Dr. Dickinson is active in prehospital research and the medical editor of numerous Brady EMT-B and First Responder texts. He is also the author of "Fire Service Emergency Care" and co-author of "Emergency Incident Rehabilitation."

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