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WHAT IS A DIETETIC TECHNICIAN, REGISTERED?

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says it best- "NDTRs are educated and trained at the technical level of nutrition and dietetics practice for the delivery of safe, culturally competent, quality food and nutrition services. They are nationally credentialed and are an integral part of health care and foodservice management teams. They work under the supervision of a registered dietitian nutritionist when in direct patient/client nutrition care; and they may work independently in providing general nutrition education to healthy populations".

More information can be found here: https://www.eatrightpro.org/about-us/what-is-an-rdn-and-dtr/what-is-a-nutrition-and-dietetics-technician-registered/becoming-a-nutrition-dietetics-technician-registered

WHAT IS A WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER?

Besides a ton of fun and getting your rear kicked on the daily? Wildland firefighters are also known as "forestry technicians", and are specially trained firefighters who use heavy equipment, engines, pump apparatuses, hoses and appliances, chainsaws, and hand tools to efficiently and effectively manage forest (wild) fires. Handcrews (Types 1 and 2) focus on cutting "line" to deprive a fire of fuel (leaves, logs, duff, etc), while engine crews focus on using the pump on the engine, along with hoses and nozzles to effectively smother the fire, depriving it of oxygen. Both handcrews and engine crews may use hoses and portable pumps, depending on factors such as terrain and available equipment. There are also specialty crews, such as helitack, smokejumpers, and rappellers, who focus on aerial assessment and entry to a fire.

To find out more on wildland firefighting, visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/fire

or https://www.blm.gov/programs/fire-and-aviation

HOW IS THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE GOING TO HELP ME AS A FIRST RESPONDER?

In short? Because I understand you. First responders of all kinds face unique challenges that the average population does not. As an emergency services worker, you must maintain "fitness for duty", often on poor (or no) sleep, with irregular meal times and breaks, nutritionally questionable fueling options, constant emotional, mental, and physical stress...and still be able to maintain competence, protect the public, and execute your mission at a high level of excellence.

I built this website with YOU in mind. I want to provide useful and practical information, for you- the police officer, the EMT, the dispatcher, the firefighter. We are all brothers and sisters, we are all civil servants, and we have all chosen an extraordinary lifestyle.

Thank you.

 

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