incident response

3 Common Shortcomings of Mobile Data Terminal Software

When departments look to update their mobile data terminal software, there are many options on the market to choose from. However, not all MDT software has the same capabilities. As you research options, it's important to consider the most critical information required to start a response. Where is the incident located? How do we get there? What kind of incident are we responding to? Different software providers handle these key pieces of data in unique ways. When choosing the [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:22:30+00:00June 11th, 2018|Response|0 Comments

Are Your Emergency Response Systems Ready for a Major Disaster?

When a catastrophic weather event comes to your jurisdiction, is your agency prepared to handle it? Many department leaders would probably say “Yes”, but their emergency response systems may actually be behind the times. Many technological advances now help first responders and crews better handle and contain incidents during a major weather disaster or other catastrophic event. Below, we’ll expand on several of the tech areas agencies across the world are falling short when it comes to large-scale emergencies. [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:31:42+00:00April 5th, 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

Why We’ve Chosen a Radical New Design for Our MDT Response Software

Public safety agencies of all types use MDT response software to respond to incidents and manage emergencies effectively. A mobile data terminal or mobile data computer (MDT/MDC) gives first responders important information about the incidents they are responding to, before they even arrive at the scene. With an interface to dispatch and emergency call centers, the MDT gives responders access to crucial real-time data as the incident changes or progresses. Armed with this information, responders can plan strategy while [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:34:20+00:00January 18th, 2018|Response|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 |2018-07-06T16:35:39+00:00November 14th, 2017|Response|0 Comments

5 Pieces of Information Your Mobile Data Computer Software Needs

You get the call from CAD- there’s an incident in your area. As a company officer, what information do you wish you had at your fingertips as you respond to the incident? Increasingly, public safety agencies are implementing mobile data terminal (MDT) or mobile data computer (MDC) software to help their staff respond to incidents quickly with the information they need to manage the situation effectively. As public safety agencies transition from using 70s-era MDTs to products specifically designed [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:36:14+00:00October 26th, 2017|Response|0 Comments

Incident Pre-plans Part 1: Why Every Fire Department Needs Detailed Incident Pre-Plans

Fire departments across the country are tasked to create incident pre-plans about the buildings in their jurisdiction, but many agencies fall short on achieving their pre-plan goals. However, incident pre-plans provide a multitude of benefits for public safety agencies, even before incidents happen. See below why fire departments need to collect accurate and detailed pre-plan data about their jurisdictions. Incident pre-plans are documents that public safety agencies create about the buildings in their jurisdiction and store in their records [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:36:27+00:00October 10th, 2017|Response|0 Comments