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?[…]

Baby Steps

by Andy Bozzo

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

Entrepreneurship, Myth #1

by Skye Thompson

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

Tribal Tradition to Shared Excellence

by TC Admin

Guest post by Eric Tomlinson. Eric is a Deputy Chief with the Kent Regional Fire Authority in Washington State   Much has been said about the brotherhood of the American Fire Service. Put firefighters from neighboring departments together at a conference, watering hole, or other neutral ground and we will buy each other beverages and compare our Maltese tattoos until the wee hours, celebrating our brotherhood of public service. For some reason though, when we broach the subject of change to our practices or operations with our mutual aid neighbors, we suddenly become very tribal and defensive. After all, most of us were hired by a Fire Chief who told us that[…]

The iPad Pro: Poised to Transform Emergency Services

by Andy Bozzo

Apple’s release of the iPad Pro unveiled a world of new possibilities to me both as a Fire Captain and as the founder of a tech company that provides Incident Management software.[…]

Your iPad Choices

by William Pigeon

May 08, 2015 Posted in Blog, iPad, iPad Pro

As the technical lead for Tablet Command, the most frequent question I hear is “Which iPad should my department get?” The answer comes with some personal preference but some absolute requirements or recommendations. I’ll walk you through the difficult questions that everyone wonders about. I’ll start by getting to the point and then explain the different options.   My official recommendation for public safety (fire) users: iPad Air 2 64GB Wifi + Cellular (includes GPS receiver)[…]