command and control

[Infographic] The History of Fire Incident Command in the US

While firefighters across the country are aware of the standards and principles of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the system is still relatively new when you consider the history of the fire service. Although NIMS 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. [...]

By |2018-07-19T09:50:02+00:00July 20th, 2018|Incident Command|0 Comments

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

Why Incident Management Technology is Crucial for Command

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 [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:37:40+00:00August 24th, 2017|Incident Command|0 Comments