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Why Incident Management Software is Crucial This 4th 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. Below, we'll discuss how incident management software can improve safety and efficiency for emergency responders this Fourth of July. Deadliest Day on the Roads 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 [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:22:19+00:00June 26th, 2018|Incident Command|0 Comments

3 Common Shortcomings of Mobile Data Terminal Software

When departments look to update their mobile data terminal software, there are many options on the market to choose from. However, not all MDT software has the same capabilities. As you research options, it's important to consider the most critical information required to start a response. Where is the incident located? How do we get there? What kind of incident are we responding to? Different software providers handle these key pieces of data in unique ways. When choosing the [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:22:30+00:00June 11th, 2018|Response|0 Comments

The Real Meaning Behind Mission-Critical Software

The term “mission-critical software” gets tossed around in the emergency services industry, but what does that term mean for modern public safety agencies? “We provide mission-critical solutions” “Capturing mission-critical data” “This device is for mission-critical applications.” “Mission-critical” is used in broad contexts, to describe a variety of applications, devices, and information.  Below, we discuss what it really means to be “mission-critical” and how public safety departments can determine if their software systems are making the cut. Defining Mission-Critical Software [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:31:02+00:00May 30th, 2018|Safety|0 Comments

9 Questions to Ask When Buying Crew Scheduling Software

When public safety agencies begin researching crew scheduling software, it’s important for them to learn about the specific capabilities of different programs. Otherwise, they might end up with a staff scheduling option that doesn’t meet their department’s full scope of needs. Luckily, crew scheduling software providers generally offer multiple opportunities for department leaders to ask questions and see the product in action. Below are several key questions public safety leaders should always ask when they are buying staffing software [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:31:13+00:00May 10th, 2018|Scheduling|0 Comments

Why Public Safety Interoperability Starts in Your Own Department

Data and interoperability are big buzz words in the public safety industry.  Can police communicate with local firefighters?  Do neighboring jurisdictions use the same procedures for mutual aid scenarios? Many industry experts are exploring how neighboring stations and different agencies work together. In the past,  public safety interoperability focused on how separate organizations communicated with each other. Now, new definitions define interoperability as “the ability of a system to work with or use the parts or equipment of another [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:31:32+00:00April 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Are Your Emergency Response Systems Ready for a Major Disaster?

When a catastrophic weather event comes to your jurisdiction, is your agency prepared to handle it? Many department leaders would probably say “Yes”, but their emergency response systems may actually be behind the times. Many technological advances now help first responders and crews better handle and contain incidents during a major weather disaster or other catastrophic event. Below, we’ll expand on several of the tech areas agencies across the world are falling short when it comes to large-scale emergencies. [...]

By |2018-09-07T10:29:25+00:00April 5th, 2018|Response|0 Comments

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 |2018-07-06T16:32:49+00:00March 16th, 2018|Response|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 |2018-07-06T16:33:07+00:00March 5th, 2018|Incident Command|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 |2018-07-06T16:33:19+00:00February 26th, 2018|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 |2018-07-06T16:33:30+00:00February 19th, 2018|Incident Command|0 Comments