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Coffee Break Bulletins for fire and EMS personnel

These short bulletins provide information on training and educational topics to assist the fire and emergency services with professional development.

Fire and emergency medical services personnel with busy daily schedules often don't have time to attend valuable skill-enhancing training sessions, so the U.S. Fire Administration provides Coffee Break Bulletins for you to read and enjoy during your daily break.

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Situational awareness basics — look and listen (Part 2: mental environment)

  • Health & Safety

Learn how to increase psychological situational awareness for your own and your crew's well-being.

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Situational awareness basics — look and listen (Part 1: physical environment)

  • Health & Safety

Firefighters: learn how to identify your own situational awareness deficiencies and open up to a broader view at the scene and around the station.

Explore more Coffee Break Bulletins:

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