How Visual Data Impacts the Fire Service

When dealing with emergency incidents, public safety commanders and first responders often have to make split-second decisions. While most fire and police departments communicate via radio, having access to visual information can help agencies manage and respond to incidents more effectively. According to a 2014 study published by MIT, neuroscientists found that the brain can process images that your eyes see for as little as 13 milliseconds. These findings match other data that suggests humans can identify and understand [...]

By | 2018-03-16T16:42:08+00:00 March 16th, 2018|C&C|0 Comments

3 Reasons Your Size-Up Needs Public Safety Technologies

First responders have a lot to take in when they arrive at an incident. How they perform their initial size-up can have an enormous impact on the tactics and strategies used throughout the response. Typically, first-arriving company officers perform size-ups based on the information they receive from dispatch and their own senses and impressions on the fire ground. Rushing into a scene without a proper size-up is incredibly dangerous, since responders won’t know what they’re up against. Performing a [...]

By | 2018-03-02T11:49:27+00:00 March 5th, 2018|MDT|0 Comments

Adashi Systems Announces Partnership with RapidSOS to Provide Enhanced Data to Emergency Responders

Integration with RapidSOS transfers detailed incident information directly to in-vehicle devices Baltimore, MD - February 26, 2018: Public safety technology provider Adashi Systems recently announced its partnership with RapidSOS – an advanced emergency technology company. As part of its complete incident management platform, Adashi supplies mobile data terminal (MDT) and incident command software to public safety agencies worldwide. The Adashi platform gives responders access to mission-critical information as they respond to and manage incidents, accessed via integrations [...]

By | 2018-02-26T10:40:36+00:00 February 26th, 2018|MDT, News|0 Comments

21st Century Fire Incident Command: It’s Time to Move Beyond the ICS Board

Incident commanders and firefighters are consistently presented with new unique challenges and heightened risks on the job. Yet, many fire and rescue services are still using incident command strategies that haven’t adapted to meet 21st century needs. Below, we’ll delve into why public safety agencies should consider moving beyond their current incident command system (ICS) board to combat these new challenges and risks. Modern Fire Incident Command Incident command strategies have changed considerably over the years. In the United [...]

By | 2018-02-21T08:07:29+00:00 February 19th, 2018|C&C|0 Comments

[Infographic] 8 Ways Adashi’s Technology Improves Incident Command

How can we make incident command as simple and effective as possible? While many incident commanders are still using whiteboards, pen and paper, or binders to handle emergencies, there are many ways that modern public safety technology can help commanders perform their duties as safely and effectively as possible. Learn how Adashi's incident command technology boosts the way that fire commanders can connect with their teams, share tactical information, assign resources, perform risk analysis, and more. See the [...]

By | 2018-02-13T12:30:24+00:00 February 13th, 2018|C&C|0 Comments

Improve Your Dynamic Risk Assessment with Incident Command Technology

Fire commanders must carefully balance firefighter safety with the roles and duties of the fire service. They often must consider, at what point is the situation too dangerous? To make these decisions, commanders take the Firefighter Safety Maxim into account, which is: “At every incident the greater the potential benefit of fire and rescue actions, the greater the risk that is accepted by commanders and firefighters. Activities that present a high risk to safety are limited to those that [...]

By | 2018-02-06T13:23:52+00:00 February 7th, 2018|C&C, Safety|0 Comments

Why We’ve Chosen a Radical New Design for Our MDT Software

Public safety agencies of all types use MDT software to respond to incidents and manage emergencies effectively. A mobile data terminal or mobile data computer (MDT/MDC) gives first responders important information about the incidents they are responding to, before they even arrive at the scene. With an interface to dispatch and emergency call centers, the MDT gives responders access to crucial real-time data as the incident changes or progresses. Armed with this information, responders can plan strategy while still [...]

By | 2018-01-18T12:46:17+00:00 January 18th, 2018|MDT|0 Comments

What Recent Pilot Shortages Show Us About Public Safety Scheduling Software

When people think about technology for public safety departments, they probably think about modern equipment, updated vehicles, improved communication systems – things like that. What they might not realize is that public safety scheduling software can have a big impact on emergency responders and prevent significant issues. Recent scheduling problems across other industries have highlighted the importance of avoiding shortages and filling breaches quickly. Below, we’ll expand on how scheduling software helps departments avoid common pitfalls and prevent last-minute [...]

By | 2018-01-05T14:27:36+00:00 January 8th, 2018|News, RollCall|0 Comments

3 Emergency Response Trends to Watch in 2018

As 2017 ends, we consider how emergency response and management continues to grow and change. New technology, equipment, and procedures are making a big impact on the public safety industry. As we move into 2018, here are three key emergency response areas that industry leaders should be aware of. Cancer Prevention Initiatives The more that scientists learn about the human body and how it works, the greater we realize the dangers that first responders face. Data shows an alarming [...]

By | 2018-02-12T10:01:52+00:00 December 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

[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