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Duty to Act: What Does Your SOP Say?

By Anthony Mangeri, faculty member, Emergency and Disaster Management Program at American Military University

There have been several stories of public safety personnel, on and off duty, failing to meet the response expectations of their community. The incident in the District of Columbia involving a 77-year old man who died outside a fire station brought into focus emergency responders’ legal duty to act versus expectations by the communities we serve to aid those who ask for help.

Duty to Act: Legal Obligations vs. Community Expectations

By Anthony S. Mangeri, Sr., Faculty Member, Emergency and Disaster Management at American Military University

Over the years, there have been several stories of public safety personnel, on and off duty, failing to meet the response expectations of their community. A recent incident in the District of Columbia involving the death of a man who collapsed near a fire station and not receive immediate aid, made it even more unclear if emergency responders have a legal duty to act versus an expectation by the community to aid those who seek help.

Are Fire Services Headed Back to the Days of Insurance Markers and Fee-Based Services?

By Leischen Stelter Today, the Murrieta, Calif. city council will be considering a plan to force residents to pay a subscription fee for emergency services. The proposed fee would cost $4 per month per household and residents who choose not pay the fee will have to pay for their emergency services out of pocket, according to this article. The reason? Money, of course, or rather the lack of it.

CFSI Seminar Discusses Impact of Economy on the Nation’s Fire Departments

Fire services are still suffering from the down economy, but there were a few glimmers of improvement discussed during the Congressional Fire Services Institute’s Annual National Fire & Emergency Services Dinner & Seminars on April 25. During a session titled, “Responding to the Call During the Economic Downturn," Chief Mark Light from the International Association of Fire Chiefs reported that business was better for many of its corporate partners.