Firefighter Safety and The Codes

by mobrian on November 10, 2014

Worldclass Speakers to Present November 19th 8am-5pm

firefightersafetyandcodesThe Michigan Fire Inspector Society along with the Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs and other fire service groups are proud to  host Sean DeCrane and Bob Davidson on how the fire service is changing firefighter safety through stronger fire and building codes.

Join us on November 19th from 8am-5pm at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.

When discussing the safety of fire fighters and their work environment, it is important to establish the true work environment. The fire station is merely the staging area—the locations we respond to are our true work environment. To positively impact this work environment, the fire fighter must be involved in the process that establishes how it will be designed, built, and maintained: the code development process. This program will examine specific incidents and issues where fire service involvement has made a positive impact through code changes or has protected the work environment by preventing proposed changes.

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Free Medical CE (Online)

by mobrian on April 6, 2012

Medical CE’s for Free?

Jeff Latkowski, a Fire Fighter for ten years, saw that his and most other departments were turning to online education to fulfill the continuing medical education requirements of the State. With his 12 years of production experience he teamed up with Geoff Lasser, a Fire Fighter and medical IC, to create video based medical productions for Fire Fighters by Fire Fighters.

American CME feels continuing medical education is a tool to teach and expand ones skills, not just a way maintain your license. With the term “do more with less”, American CME saw that the quality of training and education was suffering as well.

“Our goal is to offer high quality training and education that we can take directly to the field” said Jeff Latkowski, owner and CEO, at a recent educational conference. “We offer all of our education at no cost to help save valuable money that can go towards other training needs or jobs”.

We haven’t used their site yet but looks pretty good check it out today!


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