incident management software

Why Public Safety Technology Should Be Part of Your Annual Budget

Balancing a public safety agency’s budget can be complicated. Finding funding for staff salaries, equipment, and more can quickly deplete a department’s resources. While personnel are the most important of any agency’s budget, here we’ll break down why more departments are making space for public safety technology in their annual budgets. The Public Safety Budget Breakdown Currently, most agencies in the U.S. receive their funding from local taxpayers, which can lead to conflicts among local government officials. The bulk of what [...]

By |2018-10-11T16:01:40+00:00October 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

1 Critical Item Your Emergency Management Software Needs

Emergency management software comes in many shapes and sizes. However, there’s one function in particular that makes the difference between mediocre software and incident management systems that truly help emergency responders save lives and property. That feature? The ability to communicate regardless of internet connectivity, also known as being a self-contained communication system. 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 [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:22:09+00:00July 9th, 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

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

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

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 |2018-07-06T16:34:07+00:00February 7th, 2018|Incident Command|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. Most departments [...]

By |2018-10-10T12:43:38+00:00November 14th, 2017|Response|0 Comments