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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 fire service with incident command. Informed Decision Making As a senior officer/shift commander at your fire service or department, you are often the initial [...]
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 [...]
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