August 19, 2014
Remington Arms Factory Fire
Bridgeport, CT – A suspicious three-alarm blaze broke out Tuesday morning at the old Remington Arms Factory on Barnum Avenue in Bridgeport and firefighters expect to battle the flames into the night.
Video from the state Department of Transportation cameras showed fire coming through the roof of the building and heavy smoke billowing through the air.
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February 15, 2014
By Allison Mosley | FIREFIGHTERTOOLBOX.com
There is no denying that any aspect of emergency services is stressful. Some responders may not recognize dispatchers as being part of the 911 link but in the dispatch community we are often referred to as “the first, first responder”.
Many things differ about the stress that a dispatcher may deal with on the phone versus what you may deal with in the field. It is not that one is more stressful than the other, but they are merely different and there are different ways to deal with these situations.
Many of us are in emergency services because we have a passion to help others. When trying to assist an irate or incapable caller it can be absolutely frustrating at times. Dispatchers can only offer our comforting words or life saving instructions and the fact is, we can’t physically make our caller do something. If they choose not to listen, refuse to help or are unable to...
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