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4 Signs You Need New Department Scheduling Software

For many public safety administrators, chiefs, and shift commanders, ensuring correct staffing can take up a big portion of their time. Managing daily staffing, vacation, sick day, and overtime requests can be complicated and time consuming. But when your department has been using the same scheduling software for years, how can you tell that you need new staff scheduling software? We’ll delve into a few of the key warning signs that your scheduling process is outdated and you’re due [...]

By |2019-01-10T12:50:54+00:00February 5th, 2019|Scheduling|0 Comments

What Does Situational Awareness Mean in 2019?

Research indicates that enhanced situational awareness helps emergency responders more efficiently and safely perform their duties. As terms like “big data” enter the public safety industry, what does this mean for first responders and how can it affect situational awareness?  What kind of information can responders gain from digital technology, and which information sources are relevant for response?   In the following article, we will explore what modern situational awareness looks like and how the industry is changing the way responders can access [...]

By |2019-01-23T15:02:57+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Response|0 Comments

Adashi Systems Launches Integration with EPR’s Fireworks Records Management System

Premier Public Safety Software Companies Form Joint Partnership to Streamline Data for First Responders Baltimore MD: Today, public safety software company Adashi Systems announced a new partnership with EPR Systems, a company which specializes in records management systems and business intelligence for fire and emergency medical services agencies. This direct connection between Adashi’s staffing software, Adashi RollCall, and EPR Systems’ records management system, Fireworks, will allow departments to automatically view real-time roster and staffing data from Adashi [...]

By |2019-01-07T13:14:40+00:00January 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Fire Department Staffing: 3 Practices to Leave in 2018

For many agencies, fire department staffing takes up a great deal of time and energy. Getting the right number of people on shift and making sure that rigs meet minimum staffing requirements can be a huge hassle. As we approach the new year, it is always a good time to evaluate what in your department could use some improvements. Here, we’ll discuss three fire department staffing practices that agencies need to get rid of as they modernize and innovate [...]

By |2018-12-04T16:03:28+00:00December 17th, 2018|Scheduling|0 Comments

What Maydays Teach Us About Fire Ground Strategies

Maydays and line of duty deaths are always terrible situations. Last month, FIREHOUSE published a article on the May 2017 misfortune in which a San Antonio Fire Department firefighter lost his life. This tragedy demonstrates that the wrong combination of factors can quickly spiral out of control. How can departments prepare for such dangerous situations, especially with unknown factors at play? While mayday situations are never completely avoidable, many agencies are taking steps to evaluate their fire ground strategies [...]

By |2018-11-27T13:08:41+00:00December 6th, 2018|Safety|0 Comments

4 Public Safety Innovations We’re Thankful for This Year

As technology grows, we have seen several public safety innovations greatly impact the emergency services industry. Many of these modern inventions are designed to help first responders manage incidents more safety and efficiently. Below, we will address four of the most significant public safety innovations we’re thankful for this year. 1) Drones As we have discussed previously, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones are having a wide impact in the public safety industry. Increasingly, departments are using drones in [...]

By |2018-11-07T13:53:31+00:00November 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

3 Reasons to Switch to an Electronic Incident Command Board

Incident command (IC) often uses a whiteboard or pen-and-paper to plan tactical strategy, create assignments, and track resources at the scene of the incident. Today, many departments are turning to incident command software as a modern and efficient way to manage incidents and events of all types. Below, I’ll discuss the benefits of the electronic incident command board and why ICs around the world are moving away from pen and paper for command. 1) Detailed Annotations When using a [...]

By |2018-10-26T10:12:58+00:00November 8th, 2018|Incident Command|0 Comments

Why Public Safety Technology Should Be Part of Your Annual Budget

Balancing a public safety agency’s budget can be complicated. Finding funding for staff salaries, equipment, and more can quickly deplete a department’s resources. While personnel are the most important of any agency’s budget, here we’ll break down why more departments are making space for public safety technology in their annual budgets. The Public Safety Budget Breakdown Currently, most agencies in the U.S. receive their funding from local taxpayers, which can lead to conflicts among local government officials. The bulk of what [...]

By |2018-10-11T16:01:40+00:00October 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Adashi President Speaks on Baltimore Innovation Week Panel

Public Safety Software Leader Discusses International Opportunities for Small Businesses Baltimore MD: This Thursday, Adashi’s president Sanjay Kalasa participated on a panel of small business leaders as part of  Start-up Global, a Baltimore Innovation Week event providing insights on how Maryland enterprises can explore and break into international markets. Other panelists included Christina Caraballo of Audacious Inquiry and David Tohn of BTS Software. The panel described the resources that Maryland small business owners can take advantage of in their quest to expand beyond [...]

By |2018-10-11T15:58:19+00:00October 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

How Public Safety Solutions Protect First Responders from 5 Common Hazards

As first responders, we encounter many hazards in our day-to-day operations. However, there are many public safety solutions that work to mitigate these risks and improve our safety. As a former career firefighter, I have seen firsthand how many of these technologies can assist first responders. Below, I’ll explore a few of the ways these technologies are working to help Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement better perform our duties. 1) Hazard Identification When emergency services staff respond to an [...]

By |2018-10-04T09:03:02+00:00October 4th, 2018|Safety|0 Comments