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IRECA Conference Still Slated for June in Texas

Annual event brings together professionals and students specializing in emergency rescue

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Uncomplicating the Complicated

IRECA's rope rescue competition in Houston helped this operator learn to do more with less.

IRECA Relocates to Texas A&M

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services' Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station played host to the 71st annual IRECA conference and challenge held in June.

Teams Compete for Honors in Houston

Over the past years, the International Rescue & Emergency Care Association partnered with the Fires Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the promotion, recognition, integration, and technical excellence among various public safety organizations throughout Latin America.

June IRECA Conference Expands Competition

With Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) Brayton Fire Training Field and Disaster City as its location, the conference is expanding the number of teams competing in its rescue challenges from six to 12.

A Systematic Approach to Rescue Ops

Amid the chaos and excitement of any rescue operation, there are often important aspects of incident that can be overlooked. Sometimes, the sequencing of tasks becomes disjointed.

Adding an Extra 'P' for Proper PPE

The system of selecting PPE by the four levels of A-B-C-D is a quick and simple method of describing what responders wear when working with hazardous materials.

Hazmat Teams: Public-Private Interface

Many public first responders will default to the, “I am taking command of this incident” mind set without recognizing or acknowledging that there are already trained responders on site who are actively engaged in a mitigation operation.

Recapping the 2016 IRECA Conference

The 68th Annual International Rescue & Emergency Care Association Conference & Challenges was held the week of June 20 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

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