Keep it Simple!

Posted by Skye Thompson on Dec 7, 2016 8:08:00 AM

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 

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Topics: tablet command demo, simplicity, fireground accountability

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

Posted by Andy Bozzo on Dec 1, 2016 10:28:23 AM

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

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Topics: startup, mobile incident software, Tablet Command

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

Posted by Andy Bozzo on Sep 12, 2016 2:48:28 PM

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?

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Topics: Blog, Esri Fire, fireground accountability, ICS, incident command, incident management software, iPad, iPad Pro, Tablet Command

Simplicity Saves Lives: The Mass Casualty Incident

Posted by Andy Bozzo on Aug 4, 2016 6:54:49 PM

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.

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Topics: Blog, ICS, mass casualty, MCI, simplicity

Impending Doom

Posted by Andy Bozzo on Jul 18, 2016 2:12:20 PM

 

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Topics: beetle kill, Blog, climate change, forest fire, ICS, standing dead, wildland, mega fire

More Than a Thousand Words

Posted by Andy Bozzo on Jul 14, 2016 1:39:47 PM

Sometimes a picture is worth much more than a thousand words. Especially when those words are taking up valuable radio bandwidth.

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Topics: Accountability, AVL, Blog, ICS, map, maps, situational awareness

Rapid Accountability

Posted by Andy Bozzo on Jun 20, 2016 5:46:38 PM

It continues to be VERY busy at work these days. I responded to 7 legitimate working fires for the month of May. And three of those have been two alarm fires. It’s been a really crazy run!

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Topics: Accountability, analytics, Apple, best practices, Blog, Blue Card, consistency, Fire Command, firefighter, IC, ICS, incident command, iPad, Rapid Accountability, Rapid Intervention Crew, RIC, Tablet Command, training, vision, Fire ground accountability, Firefighter Assist and Search Team

Baby Steps

Posted by Andy Bozzo on Jun 6, 2016 6:32:39 PM

Two things happened last week in my life as a Fire Captain that simply could not have happened a generation ago.

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Topics: Accountability, analytics, Apple, best practices, consistency, Esri, Fire, Fire Command, firefighter, IC, ICS, incident command, iPad, iPad Pro, Tablet Command, tradition, Uncategorized

Entrepreneurship, Myth #1

Posted by Skye Thompson on May 14, 2016 2:51:04 PM

Here’s a funny fact about entrepreneurs: The most common reason people start businesses is to avoid working for others. 

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Topics: Accountability, analytics, Apple, Blog, bold, entrepreneur, Fire Command, firefighter, IC, incident command, innovation, iPad, iPad Pro, startup, TabletCommand, vision

Reflections from FDIC 2016

Posted by TC Admin on Apr 30, 2016 2:28:52 PM

It’s easy to be provincial when you live on the West Coast. All of our sun, the mountains, the ocean… Indianapolis may not be a likely destination for the typical world traveler. In fact, Indy is one of the hippest cities we visit: great food, INSANE jazz, fun clubs and great drinks. Indy pride spills over as hipster kids and upwardly mobile millenials command the city, or at least the Mass Ave portion of the city. The best part? Wait for it…

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Topics: 555 Fitness, Apple, Blog, Blue Card, Esri, FDIC, FDIC2016, FDIC2017, Fire, Fire Command, Fire Show, firefighter, Firefighter suicide prevention, Firescope, IC, incident command, Indianapolis, Indy, Intterra, iPad, RTG, tablet, TriTech, Indy Fire, Indy FD

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