Integrated Mapping Supports Wildland Response

Posted by Ari Delay on Aug 9, 2019 8:11:00 AM

The 2019 wildland season is upon us, and whether you are a firefighter or a chief officer, the mapping features in Tablet Command (iPad) and TC Mobile (iOS/Android) can enhance your situational awareness, safety, and effectiveness while responding to wildland fires.

As crews are dispatched, they can immediately view an incident in Tablet Command with a variety of base maps and map layers in the “Overview” screen or by tapping the “Map” tab within an incident on their iPad or Smartphone.  In these views responders can see the fire ground from an overhead perspective, providing head start on “LCES” (Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, Safety Zones) and insight into situational and resource status.

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Topics: Accountability, maps, wildland, incident response, GIS, USNG

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

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

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

Blue Card, Tablet Command & Temporal Awareness

Posted by Andy Bozzo on Feb 9, 2015 12:04:25 PM

When I look back on my travels and readings from 2014, I logged a tremendous amount of exposure to several different emergency incident command gurus and methodologies. One of the methodologies that I have become a student of, literally, is Blue Card Command. I’m currently enrolled in the online portion of the command course with the classroom portion soon to follow.

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Topics: Accountability, Fire ground accountability, Brunacini, Alan Brunacini, temporal awareness, blue card command, Blog, Blue Card

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