Radios: Leave them on? Turn them off? Or.....

Posted by Patrick Harper on Jan 16, 2019 10:36:21 AM

                                      


Recently, I attended an  in-service instructor class taught by a well-respected  subject matter expert. This was a one time only event, so the room was packed. Unfortunately I was seated next to a firefighter with a portable radio.

Inevitably, a run was dispatched, and everyone  was distracted by the radio traffic between responders and the dispatch center.

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Topics: TC Mobile, mobile incident software, incident command, incident management software, Resource Management, Cloud-based incident command software, mobile command, incident response, incident management

New Year!  New Technology?

Posted by Tony Vanneman on Jan 4, 2019 8:27:39 AM
Technology is changing very quickly in our world.  New software versions are released before we get used to the changes from the last version. Wearable devices, 5G cellular capabilities and 3D printers are just a few examples of new advances. Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence are advancing rapidly and will bring exciting (and more rapid) changes to how we interact with technology.
 
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Topics: mobile incident software, mobile command, Cloud-based incident command software

Managing My First Mass Casualty Fire

Posted by Patrick Harper on Dec 11, 2018 9:01:50 AM

We all have that building in our district that we drive past and quietly say to ourselves, “I hope we never have a fire there!” I am no exception, and for me it was a fleabag hotel located near the middle of my response district.

Sadly, I did have a fire there at 3 o’clock in the morning on a night that found the motel at full capacity. What made this incident even more concerning was that it was my very first fire as an Acting Battalion Chief.

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Topics: Cloud-based incident command software, mobile incident software, TabletCommand, incident management software

Checklists for Modern Day Firefighting

Posted by William Pigeon on Dec 4, 2018 10:21:21 AM

 

As Firefighters and Paramedics we must often make critical decisions during very dynamic, time-compressed and stressful situations. We have all attended trainings such as High Rise Firefighting Command and Rapid Intervention Crew Deployment that have included tactical worksheets, checklists and other reference materials. However, during an incident these types of resources are not always utilized and we revert to working from memory.

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Topics: Cloud-based incident command software, standardized operations, best practices

Tablet Command Supports Denver Fire Department in Promotional Testing

Posted by Van Riviere on Nov 15, 2018 6:20:34 PM

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.

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How Tablet Command Turns Incident Commanders Into Super Heroes!

Posted by Tony Vanneman on Oct 22, 2018 5:08:19 PM

 

Are you an Incident Commander in the Fire Service still managing calls with a pen and paper or a white board? Tablet Command is a mobile incident management program that works on an iPad.

 

Here are 5 Important Ways Tablet Command can help you and your Department.

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Topics: mobile incident software, mobile command, TabletCommand, incident command, fireground accountability, Electronic Command Board

Tablet Command Version 1.6.6 Released

Posted by Van Riviere on Oct 17, 2018 12:48:00 PM
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.
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Topics: Release Notes, mobile incident software, mobile command, Software Release

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS (SA) AND ENHANCED FIREFIGHTER SAFETY

Posted by Van Riviere on Sep 6, 2018 8:44:04 AM

 

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Topics: temporal awareness, mobile incident software, mobile command, Tablet Command, forest fire, fireground accountability

MCIs Can Be Better Managed Utilizing Incident Management Software

Posted by Andy Bozzo on Nov 13, 2017 1:32:00 PM

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.


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Topics: Rapid Accountability, incident management software, Electronic Command Board, Fire Command

California Wildfires Map

Posted by William Pigeon on Oct 13, 2017 12:01:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Esri, Fire, Fire Command, Tablet Command, maps, incident command, incident management software

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