incident management software

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

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

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

Where Does Public Safety Technology Fit Into Your Department Budget?

Many public safety officials can tell you about the precarious balancing act that goes into creating agency budgets. What role does public safety technology play in the budget process and how can departments fairly allocate their limited resources? These are all valid questions that public safety officials deal with on a regular basis in their planning for the next few years. Here, we’ll explain why public safety technology deserves to be a consideration in your agency’s budget. The Public [...]

By | 2018-02-12T10:03:27+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Adashi, News|0 Comments

Self-Contained Communication Systems: The Technology Lives Depend On

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-21T15:33:49+00:00 November 27th, 2017|C&C, Safety|0 Comments

Incident Pre-Plans Part 2: How Pre-Plans Affect Emergency Response

Thanks to modern technology, first responders today can access a great deal of information about the location of the incidents they respond to. Incident pre-plans can give commanders, administrators, and first responders the tools they need to manage incidents safety and effectively. Below we will delve into how incident pre-plans directly impact emergency response and can save lives. Incident pre-plans are documents that public safety agencies create which include relevant information about the buildings in their jurisdiction. [...]

By | 2017-11-21T13:50:07+00:00 November 14th, 2017|MDT|0 Comments

Why Your Department Needs Incident Management Software This Fourth 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. 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 [...]

By | 2017-11-21T12:25:50+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Adashi, C&C|0 Comments