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COVID-19 Special Series Episode 3 – The United Kingdom and Poland

April 15, 2020 • Ed Comeau

In the fourth episode of the special series by CRR Radio focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic, we speak with Chief Fire Officer Phil Loach from the West Midlands Fire Service in the UK and Tomasz Zwęgliński from the Main School of Fire Service in Warsaw, Poland, about what is being done to plan, prepare and respond to the pandemic. You can hear more at www.StrategicFire.org/CRRradio#covid19

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COVID-19 Special Series Episode 3 – Arkansas, Alabama, California

April 7, 2020 • Ed Comeau

In the third episode of the special series by CRR Radio focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic, we speak with Chief Tom Jenkins from the Rogers, Arkansas Fire Department; Captain Mike Sedlacek, Madison, Alabama Fire Department; and Chief Nate Trauernicht, UC Davis Fire Department, about what their departments are doing to plan, prepare and respond to the pandemic.

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COVID-19 Special Series Episode 2 – Australia, Colorado, Kentucky

March 30, 2020 • Ed Comeau

In the second episode of the special series by CRR Radio focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic, we speak with retired Country Fire Authority Chief Neil Bibby in Australia; Poudre Fire Authority Chief Tom DeMint in Fort Collins, Colorado and Firefighter Corey Lewis with the Richmond (KY) Fire Department about what their departments are doing to plan, prepare and respond to the pandemic.

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COVID-19 Special Series Episode 1 – Everett, Washington

March 26, 2020 • Ed Comeau

CRR Radio is launching a series of conversations with fire service personnel around the globe, talking about what they are doing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we know, Washington state was the epicenter in the start of the pandemic, and in this episode we talk with Assistant Chief Rich Llewellyn from the Everett, Washington, Fire Department, about the what they are doing and the lessons learned.

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BeSafe Tool – Applying Behavioral Science to Fire Safety Education

January 24, 2020 • Ed Comeau

In this episode of Short Takes we talk with Daniel Chacon from the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation about the program he’ll be presenting on at The Vision 20/20 Model Performance in CRR Symposium. You can learn more and register at www.StrategicFire.org/symposium6 The BeSafe Tool is a procedure based in behavioral science that can be applied to any CRR training program to measure behavioral change in the intended audience. Having an evidence-based tool, such as BeSafe, provides the educator with the ability to not only evaluate and improve training, but also a metric that can be used in providing data on outcomes for your Community Risk Reduction program.

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Short Takes – Mobile Integrated Health Reduces Re-Admission Rates

January 24, 2020 • Ed Comeau

In this episode of Short Takes we talk with Joseph Casciotti from Harris County, Texas, about the program he’ll be presenting on at The Vision 20/20 Model Performance in CRR Symposium. You can learn more and register at www.StrategicFire.org/symposium6 The Harris County program utilizes the Mobile Integrated Health/Community Paramedicine program to conduct patient follow up to reduce re-admission rates in patients discharged from acute care hospitals with a diagnosis of STEMI/NSTEMI. Patients were managed on a voluntary outpatient basis to ensure medications were taken as prescribed, discharge instructions were followed, and followup with physicians and cardiac rehab were conducted as ordered by the physician. Patients approached but refusing participation had a 12% readmission rate to the hospital within 30 days of discharge while those agreeing to participate in the program had a 4% readmission rate. The participants not readmitted continued to remain out of the hospital months later.

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Short Takes – The Heart of Hub-Cor

January 22, 2020 • Ed Comeau

In this episode of Short Takes we talk with Katie Harrington from Worcester, MA about her program she’ll be presenting on at The Vision 20/20 Model Performance in CRR Symposium. You can learn more and register at www.StrategicFire.org/symposium6 ​Approximately 80 city employees, hospitals, and human service non-profit members originally assembled to create Worcester’s Hub-Cor, a collaborative project to address the needs of the underserved members of our community that have an impact on our service delivery. Hub-Cor is now a meeting of now 22 organizations and an additional 9 in the background that meets weekly to address individuals or families suffering mental illness, homelessness, domestic violence, child/elder abuse or neglect and any other acute elevated risk that may plague the city. The group develops systematic, analytical, and economical safety plan and proposes a means to reduce risk that can be quickly implemented with positive results.

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Short Takes with Paulette Church

January 15, 2020 • Ed Comeau

In this episode of Short Takes we talk with Paulette Church from Colorado about her program she’ll be presenting on at The Vision 20/20 Model Performance in CRR Symposium. You can learn more and register at www.StrategicFire.org/symposium6 Falls Creek, located in Durango, Colorado, is a nationally recognized Firewise USA® site, focusing attention on the “Home Ignition Zone.” In 2018 the community was impacted by the 416 Fire, one of the largest wildfires in Colorado history. The wildfire mitigation actions residents took prior to the fire, working closely with their local fire department, was credited with the survival of every structure in the community with no injuries to emergency responders or residents.

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Short Takes with Kim Stouse

January 15, 2020 • Ed Comeau

In this episode of Short Takes we talk with Kim Stouse from the Pocatello Fire Department about her presentation at the upcoming Vision 20/20 Project Model Performance in CRR Symposium on February 17-20. You can learn more and register at www.StrategicFire.org/Symposium6 Pocatello Fire Department/Bannock County Ambulance recognized a significant increase in calls to assisted living facilities which accounted for over 11% of emergency medical calls. Representatives from the assisted living facilities, emergency response organizations, and state officials formed a committee and wrote protocols for calling 911 versus utilizing facility staff. These protocols were adopted by all of the local assisted living facilities. As of March of 2019, calls to assisted living facilities have declined by approximately 50% from the highest year and now represent 4.5% of total medical calls for service.

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Short Takes with Mike Sedlacek

January 15, 2020 • Ed Comeau

In this episode of Short Takes we talk with Mike Sedlacek from the Madison (AL) Fire and Rescue Department about his presentation at the upcoming Vision 20/20 Project Model Performance in CRR Symposium on February 17-20. You can learn more and register at www.StrategicFire.org/Symposium6 In 2018 Madison Fire & Rescue created a Virtual Reality fire education program aimed at educating children about fire risks. We focused on 4th and 5th graders and created a multi-pronged approach program with two VR scenarios and a trailer with iPad kiosks. We partnered with multiple local companies and organizations in developing the program and developed technology solutions that did not exist. Our program includes detailed data reporting and we have seen positive trends in baseline data and knowledge trends.

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