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

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