first responder safety

How Public Safety Solutions Protect First Responders from 5 Common Hazards

As first responders, we encounter many hazards in our day-to-day operations. However, there are many public safety solutions that work to mitigate these risks and improve our safety. As a former career firefighter, I have seen firsthand how many of these technologies can assist first responders. Below, I’ll explore a few of the ways these technologies are working to help Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement better perform our duties. 1) Hazard Identification When emergency services staff respond to an [...]

By |2018-10-04T09:03:02+00:00October 4th, 2018|Safety|0 Comments

Following 9/11: Strides in First Responder Technology to Prevent Injuries and LODDs

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. Seventeen 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 have been [...]

By |2018-09-05T08:54:06+00:00September 5th, 2018|Safety|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 [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:36:47+00:00September 28th, 2017|Safety|0 Comments