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Fire & EMS Officer Training; Managing Psych. Health (LIVE)

Over the years the responsibilities of the Fire Chief and Offers have not changed, but the difficulties of successfully meeting them has. Suicide among 1st Responders has, and is, rapidly increasing to where more are dying by their own hand than LODD's. PTSD is now a realized occupational hazard. To their already overloaded duties, fire officers are increasingly being held responsible for not only the safety, but also the psychosocial, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of all under their fire/EMS command.

Understanding the Why of Seatbelts

Dr. Janet Bahouth will contrasts actual crashes and injury outcomes for restrained versus non-belted occupants. The presentation includes background information on crash dynamics, how both seat belts and car seats are designed to protect us in a crash, and the energy exchange that causes specific injuries. Actual crash scene investigations will demonstrate injury patterns in different seating positions.

CIREN – Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network: Crash Analysis (LIVE)

The CIREN process combines prospective data collection with professional multidisciplinary analysis of medical and engineering evidence to determine injury causation in every crash investigation conducted. The mission of the CIREN is to improve the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of motor vehicle crash injuries to reduce deaths, disabilities, and human and economic costs. The current CIREN model utilizes two types of centers, medical and engineering. Medical centers are based at level one trauma centers that admit large numbers of people injured in motor vehicle crashes, such as R. Adams Cowley at the University of Maryland.