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[Infographic] The History of Fire Incident Command in the US

While the National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a key resource that informs incident management tactics today, the concept of a national set of standards for fire incident command is a fairly new development in the United States.  Even up until 20 years ago, many departments had their own standards and procedures for managing large-scale incidents. The following infographic describes how the Incident Command System (ICS) came about in the US, what led to its national adoption, and [...]

By | 2017-12-04T12:57:19+00:00 December 14th, 2017|C&C|0 Comments

Where Does Public Safety Technology Fit Into Your Department Budget?

Many public safety officials can tell you about the precarious balancing act that goes into creating agency budgets. What role does public safety technology play in the budget process and how can departments fairly allocate their limited resources? These are all valid questions that public safety officials deal with on a regular basis in their planning for the next few years. Here, we’ll explain why public safety technology deserves to be a consideration in your agency’s budget. The Public [...]

By | 2017-12-04T11:57:24+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Adashi, News|0 Comments

Self-Contained Communication Systems: The Technology Lives Depend On

Advanced communications systems allow us to communicate instantaneously. People around the world use internet and cellular networks to share information across great distances. But what happens when those systems fail? At Adashi, we recognize that unreliable communications systems pose huge challenges to the public safety industry. A dropped call can mean the difference between lives saved or lives lost. That’s why we ensure that our products work on their own self-contained communication networks, so first responders will always be [...]

By | 2017-11-21T15:33:49+00:00 November 27th, 2017|C&C, Safety|0 Comments

Incident Pre-Plans Part 2: How Pre-Plans Affect Emergency Response

Thanks to modern technology, first responders today can access a great deal of information about the location of the incidents they respond to. Incident pre-plans can give commanders, administrators, and first responders the tools they need to manage incidents safety and effectively. Below we will delve into how incident pre-plans directly impact emergency response and can save lives. Incident pre-plans are documents that public safety agencies create which include relevant information about the buildings in their jurisdiction. [...]

By | 2017-11-21T13:50:07+00:00 November 14th, 2017|MDT|0 Comments

[Infographic] How First Responder Scheduling Software Saves Lives

When we think about first responders saving lives, the first thing that comes to mind is response – performing a search and rescue, dealing with a medical emergency, fighting a fire. One factor that many people don’t consider is first responder scheduling, or making sure the correct people with the necessary qualifications are on duty and ready to respond. First responder scheduling can have an enormous impact on how incidents are managed and prevent loss of life. Check [...]

By | 2017-11-21T13:53:39+00:00 October 31st, 2017|RollCall, Safety, Staff Management, Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Pieces of Information Every MDT Software Needs

You get the call from CAD- there’s an incident in your area. As a company officer, what information do you wish you had at your fingertips as you respond to the incident? Increasingly, public safety agencies are implementing mobile data terminal (MDT) or mobile data computer (MDC) software to help their staff respond to incidents quickly with the information they need to manage the situation effectively. As public safety agencies transition from using 70s-era MDTs to products specifically designed [...]

By | 2017-11-21T13:48:42+00:00 October 26th, 2017|MDT|0 Comments

Incident Pre-plans Part 1: Why Every Fire Department Needs Detailed Incident Pre-Plans

Fire departments across the country are tasked to create incident pre-plans about the buildings in their jurisdiction, but many agencies fall short on achieving their pre-plan goals. However, incident pre-plans provide a multitude of benefits for public safety agencies, even before incidents happen. See below why fire departments need to collect accurate and detailed pre-plan data about their jurisdictions. Incident pre-plans are documents that public safety agencies create about the buildings in their jurisdiction and store in their records [...]

By | 2017-11-21T13:34:17+00:00 October 10th, 2017|MDT|0 Comments

Adashi Systems Awarded Contract for Incident Command Software

UK Public Sector Procurement Org Adds Adashi to List of Approved Suppliers West Yorkshire, UK: Today, the Yorkshire Purchasing Organization (YPO) awarded Adashi Systems a framework contract for its Incident Command Control Software System. Public safety agencies in the United Kingdom can now directly purchase Adashi’s C&C incident command software for use in all UK public sector emergency services organisations. This contract puts Adashi on a list of approved suppliers that have been researched and vetted by YPO. Based [...]

By | 2017-11-29T10:04:46+00:00 October 4th, 2017|C&C, News|0 Comments

Are We Doing Enough to Protect Our First Responders?

While many see first responders as our real-life superheroes, that doesn’t make them invincible. Firefighters, police officers, and EMS personnel respond to and manage terrifying, demanding situations daily. While the emergency response industry has always involved a high level of danger and stress, the nature of many incidents today can make it even more difficult for first responders to perform their duties while maintaining their own safety. While many departments across the country have implemented measures to promote first [...]

By | 2017-11-21T13:32:53+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Safety|0 Comments

What Hurricane Harvey Shows Us About Emergency Communication Systems

During natural disasters and large-scale emergencies, phone and internet service can be unreliable, which makes it difficult for people to communicate important information. When Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit this past month, these communication failures sometimes prevented citizens from requesting emergency assistance. While communication systems across the country are improving, we’ll explain below how these incidents underscore the need for self-contained communications systems that work regardless of cell service or Wi-Fi. What Happened in Texas? National communications networks have [...]

By | 2017-11-21T13:27:32+00:00 September 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments