A little International Association of Fire Fighters EMS history to go along with EMS Week this week!
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•The late 1960s saw the emergence of specially trained personnel for emergency medical support. Although some towns had a “rescue squad” in place, most systems to for getting patients to a IAFF History: Honor, Struggle and Action 6 hospital were ill equipped to handle medical emergencies and the death toll was high. The need for trained technicians and specific transportation became a focus through a report published through the National Academy of Sciences called, Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society . Important legislature was at the center of the emerging Emergency Medical Service (EMS): The National Highway Safety Act of 1966 established national standards for inspections of emergency services vehicles. The National Traffic and Motor Safety Act of 1966 specified ambulance design and construction. The Emergency Medical Services Systems Act of 1973 directed each state to develop an emergency service system. Today, the IAFF Fire & EMS Operations/GIS Department provides comprehensive information on fire departments and fire-based EMS that assists in improving the working conditions of IAFF members. The Department promotes appropriate staffing and deployment for fire suppression and the effectiveness of fire-based emergency medical services systems by providing local affiliates with the tools necessary to develop, enhance and protect their working conditions.
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Happy Easter! Be safe out there.

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First responders will be converging on Hazelwood City Council meeting tonight @ 7:00 demanding that the council use the money collected from citizens to keep the community safe! @Fox2Now @ksdknews @KMOV #youpaidforit

Did you know that Thanksgiving Day cooking is the leading date for home cooking fires? Stay safe with our tips #IAFFsafetytips

Tomorrow is Election Day, please consider the Election Endorsement list below by the Professional Firefighters Of Eastern Missouri. Remember your vote matters!

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PFEM Local 2665 Endorsed Candidates & Propositions April 3rd #ElectionsMatter Please support and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Firefighters and Paramedics from Local 2665 spent the day refreshing on member engagement and shop improvement with instructors from the @IAFFNewsDesk (IAFF)PEP program.

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IAFF and state leaders in Missouri are working together to help firefighters with occupational cancer get the help that’s deserved through legislation efforts. @IAFFNewsDesk @IAFF73 @MSCFF_MO

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The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

https://www.iaffrecoverycenter.com

The Professional Firefighters of Easten Missouri represents over 2400 firefighters, paramedics and dispatchers from seven counties and nearly 73 departments/ agencies. Our purpose is to enhance community life through safety and charitable causes.