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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 management [...]

By | 2017-10-10T17:42:40+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 | 2017-10-04T16:11:58+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 responder [...]

By | 2017-10-03T17:33:29+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 made [...]

By | 2017-09-19T14:05:12+00:00 September 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

How First Responder Technology Reduces Injuries and Line-of-Duty-Deaths

As September 11th approaches, we remember and honor all the first responders who perished in the line of duty that horrific day in 2001. I remember being at the Clive Fire Station that day in Iowa, watching the horror unfold in New York. Sixteen years later, many advances in first responder technology have been specifically created to prevent injuries and reduce line of duty deaths (LODDs). As we remember this tragic day, we’ll delve into several pieces of technology that [...]

By | 2017-09-19T12:06:34+00:00 September 5th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Why Incident Management Technology is Crucial for Command and Control

Emergency situations can be complicated, which only makes them more deadly and harder to control. To combat this issue, many fire departments are implementing incident management technology to make it easier for commanders to communicate with firefighters on the ground and maintain complete control over the situation. See how incident management technology can help your department with command and control. Informed Decision Making As a senior officer/shift commander at your fire station or department, you are often the initial [...]

By | 2017-09-19T12:06:56+00:00 August 24th, 2017|C&C|0 Comments

3 Things Drones Teach Us About Public Safety Technology

The public safety industry is known to be slow to adapt to using new technology. But while fire and police departments are not always “early adopters”, public safety agencies around the world have started using drones to help with rescue, EMS, structure fires, and more. Methods used by departments employing drones can teach us interesting insights about the relationship between the emergency response industry and public safety technology. 1) Dynamic Industries The first thing we can learn from the [...]

By | 2017-08-09T09:17:37+00:00 August 9th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Ditch the Paper: Why Your Department Needs Staff Scheduling Software

Scheduling takes money, time, and resources. All things that could be better spent elsewhere. Yet, so many fire and police departments still use pen and paper to create their schedules, even when there are more efficient methods available. Many public safety agencies are making the switch to staff scheduling software to ensure the correct number of first responders with the right qualifications are scheduled to respond to incidents. If your department is still using the old-fashioned method, check out some [...]

By | 2017-08-08T16:38:06+00:00 July 20th, 2017|RollCall, Staff Management|0 Comments

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 | 2017-07-11T15:41:49+00:00 July 11th, 2017|RollCall, Staff Management|0 Comments

Why Your Department Needs Incident Management Software This Fourth of July

While many around the U.S. are getting ready for fireworks, barbecues, and other red-white-and-blue-themed celebrations, the Fourth of July is often full of stress and anxiety for America’s first responders. The Holiday Stats While many major holidays go together with an increase in accidents, injuries, and casualties, research shows the Fourth of July is the worst offender. Nicknamed “the deadliest day on the roads”, firefighters and EMTs respond to an above average number of incidents each Independence Day. Analysis [...]

By | 2017-06-29T09:21:49+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Adashi, C&C|0 Comments