Tablet Command Supports Denver Fire Department in Assistant Fire Chief Promotional Process

by Van Riviere

November 15, 2018

The Denver Fire Department has been utilizing Tablet Command as an incident management and accountability solution since 2016. Early this year, the Denver Fire Department and the Denver Civil Service Commission asked us to create simulated incidents in Tablet Command for an upcoming Assistant Fire Chief promotional examination.[…]

How Tablet Command Turns Incident Commanders Into Super Heroes!

by Tony Vanneman

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Tablet Command Version 1.6.6 Released

by Van Riviere

Later today (Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018), Tablet Command will be making its latest version available in the App Store.  Version 1.6.6 will be available for manual update for the next 7 days. Beginning Wednesday Oct. 24, 2018, users who have application auto-update enabled will be updated using Phased Release.  This version has been tested over the last several weeks by our beta users and feedback has been positive. This version resolves known issues as well as providing enhancements for our Tablet Command Enterprise Pro 2 Way customers. General Features Delete persistent incident(s) in CAD incident list using two fingers swipe (right to left) Add option to export device logs in Setting > App Support Increase the number of units available in the map tray on the iPad Pro (from 10 to 13) Resolve searching an address when manually creating an incident Resolved “No Internet Connection” message false positive(s) Changed “No Internet Connection” to “Cannot Connect to Tablet Command” Enterprise Features Resolved issue when a unit is assigned in managed incident - personnel were removed from the assigned unit Tablet Command Pro 2 Way Features Change view to Overview screen when assigned to an incident CAD Status Menu now allows users to switch to assigned incident CAD Status Menu displays unit’s post location from CAD Added ability for a user to swap a physical vehicle (TriTech Inform CAD) Added self-assign button Add ability for any user and incident manager to add a comment back to CAD incident record On behalf of the Tablet Command team we thank you for your support of Tablet Command. If you have questions or encounter challenges please contact your Tablet Command account representative, or submit a support request to support@tabletcommand.com .[…]

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS (SA) AND ENHANCED FIREFIGHTER SAFETY

by Van Riviere

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MCIs Can Be Better Managed Utilizing Incident Management Software

by Andy Bozzo

Over the last several months we've been inundated by news of major emergencies around our country and beyond. Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey have been the most prominent progeny of the Atlantic hurricane assembly line and they left total disaster in their wake. Regrettably, many large-scale emergency situations are not the results of natural events but are created by the actions of people. Over and over again, we see tragedies unfold in small towns and large cities alike with the continuing epidemic of active shooter incidents.[…]

California Wildfires Map

by William Pigeon

Since Sunday, the Tablet Command team has been watching for updates and had a difficult time locating maps that displayed the hotspots of the fire and active fire perimeters. We found that the information on other maps was not complete or useful. We decided to make our own with one of the great tools that we use frequently. Esri provides some excellent tools and one of those tools, ArcGIS Online is used by Tablet Command to support our customers access to agency GIS information. ArcGIS Online is a great way for any agency to create custom web maps with dynamic data within a matter of minutes. We created this web map with Esri ArcGIS Online in about 20 minutes. We have been using it so much that we decided that we should share it with everyone.[…]

Keep it Simple!

by Skye Thompson

One of the most frequent comments we hear about Tablet Command is how simple and easy it is to use. We often hear this as a first reaction from prospective customers after an initial demo of Tablet Command, which is great. But when we hear it from veteran BCs using it […]

Down the Dark, Smoky Hallway—What Firefighting and Startups Have in Common

by Andy Bozzo

December 01, 2016 Posted in startup, mobile incident software, Tablet Command

I love the variety of experiences I have every day as a firefighter. The constant stimulus suits my ADHD personality. On any given day, I could be involved ina house fire, a rope rescue, a wildfire, a terrorist attack (God forbid), or a major earthquake. We train for all of it—in fact, training is the one constant—and there’s instant gratification and constant motion all the time. Hurray dopamine! Starting a business provides some of the same types of stimulus. It’s an adventure into[…]

Six questions you should ask before deploying incident management software in your department

by Andy Bozzo

If you’ve been thinking of deploying incident management software in your department, here are six key questions you need to consider before making the leap: 1. Is it mobile?  Having the ability to track an incident from the very first seconds of dispatch from ALL of your devices is key to faster response times and higher situational awareness not just for the IC but for everyone in the department. 2. Does it automate my existing processes?[…]

Simplicity Saves Lives: The Mass Casualty Incident

by Andy Bozzo

August 04, 2016 Posted in Blog, ICS, mass casualty, MCI, simplicity

Some incidents are just worse than others. When a high-speed train leaves the rails or a tornado rips the roof off the school gym, first responders face the confusion of a complicated incident scene. How many dead? Who is alive? Which of the living needs our help first? Incidents like these require a different sort of response.[…]