Nelson is an accomplished business executive with a trades and public safety background. He worked with Ontario Hydro in Canada for a decade as an Electrical Inspector to improve electrical safety for clients, and to reduce workplace fatalities. In the late 1990’s, Nelson turned his attention to helping fire service organizations manage risk in the emergency response environment. To that end, he set up and served as President of three private corporations in both the USA and Canada to provide risk management products. Educated at York University and Schulich School of Business, over the last 20 years he has built a strong network of clients and contacts in the North American and Australian fire service industries.
The Tablet Command team is committed to evaluating legacy public safety technology strategies and developing innovative solutions focused on the unique needs of the response environment. Easy access to maps annotated with current and accurate incident information for first responders is one of the challenges that has not been addressed to date. Traditionally, incident maps provided a historic record of events and conditions, as opposed to real time intelligence that can be revised and updated from the field in real time. To address this challenge, Tablet Command and Fire Front Solutions collaborated to develop an integration to FireMapper.
Tablet Command and TrainFirefighters.com, two Northern California companies founded by highly experienced firefighters, have entered into a powerful partnership that will result in better and safer fireground tactical leadership for first responders across North America.
Topics: incident command
Record Breaking Wildfires
In recent years, record-breaking wildfires in the western United States have posed a complex set of new challenges to incident managers. Not only have these fires been the largest in history but they have also created an enormous cost for states like Washington, Oregon, California and Arizona. Many factors suggest that these fires are only growing larger and occuring at an unrelenting frequency; in fact, every year has been hotter, and each successive fire season has gotten bigger and lasted longer than the last. Experts widely agree that we’ve entered into an era of apocalyptic “Mega Fires”.
The Tablet Command team has been hard at work developing and deploying new features to better meet the needs of the responders we serve. The pace of change has accelerated over the past several months, and we thought we should provide a review of the highlights in the event that you’ve missed something.
Agencies can combine the power of Tablet Command, ESRI’s Survey 123 and ArcGIS Online to quickly collect and display geospatial data. These powerful collaborative tools can be used for a wide variety of situations including damage assessments, marking hazardous occupancies, and identifying safe zones and lookouts during wildland pre-incident planning.
In response to customer demand, we have created a bundled basic version of Tablet Command Enterprise. Not surprisingly, we call it Tablet Command Basic!
While the North American wildland fire season has wound down with the arrival of winter, our attention turns to Australia where fires are devastating the entire country. Let's look back at how North American Tablet Command customers used mapping, location, and incident management tools to enhance operational efficiency and responder safety while gaining an advantage during the 2019 Fire Season.
If you're interested in Tablet Command but don't know how to get started, we have a solution for you...
Download Tablet Command from the App Store (onto your iPad) to learn why Fire Departments across North America are using this best in class tool to enhance incident response and management.
Emergency responders have been using Tablet Command on iPads and iPhones for years. Now public safety professionals with Android phones can also use TC Mobile.
Anyone with a Smartphone and a subscription to their department’s Tablet Command service can have real time access to emergency call notifications and CAD notes.