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

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

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

Opening Day

Posted by Andy Bozzo on Apr 11, 2016 2:28:03 PM

For sports fans, myself included, Spring is a wonderful time of year. Of course there’s March Madness and tons of college sports championships, and the NHL, and NBA playoff picture is shaping up.

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Topics: analytics, baseball, Blog, ICS, moneyball, Tablet Command, tradition, training, mobile incident software, iPad, fireground accountability

Big Buttons

Posted by Andy Bozzo on Aug 4, 2015 12:04:41 PM

We’re a long way from the black and white images of cops with their feet up on the desk and firemen playing cribbage in Fire Station USA. Since 9/11 and the dawn of the iPad, emergency services is becoming increasingly armed with the latest and most intuitive technological enhancements from the consumer space to track, measure, and analyze.

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Topics: Blog, Fire ground accountability, Accountability, fireground accountability, incident command, mobile incident software

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