Patrick Harper

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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

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

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