Are You Part of a Multi-Agency Communications Center?

Posted by Tony Vanneman on Mar 27, 2019 12:03:02 PM

Yes? Great! Here’s why…

In addition to cost sharing, standardized communications and closest unit dispatching, departments sharing a computer aided dispatch (CAD) system with neighboring agencies are able to share a mobile response and incident management software like Tablet Command.

Using  iPads and Smartphones, this mobile solution supports every aspect of emergency response including notification, resource status in CAD, navigation, access to pre-plans, hydrant locations and incident management. It also allows any authenticated user to see incident management activity in real time.

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Topics: mobile incident software, Fire Command, incident command, incident management software

Digital Maps Save Lives! Here's How...

Posted by Tony Vanneman on Feb 15, 2019 9:33:36 AM

Real time digital mapping improves turnout and response times and can save the lives of citizens as well as the responders who serve them. Wall maps and map books have been the standard in the public safety for decades.

Emergency response personnel increasingly rely on mobile response and incident management solutions such as Tablet Command.

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Topics: mobile incident software, TC Mobile, incident response, incident management

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: mobile command, mobile incident software, incident command, incident management software, TC Mobile, Cloud-based incident command software, Resource Management, 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 command, mobile incident software, 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: mobile incident software, incident management software, TabletCommand, Cloud-based incident command 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 command, mobile incident software, fireground accountability, incident command, TabletCommand, 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: mobile command, mobile incident software, Release Notes, 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: mobile command, mobile incident software, temporal awareness, fireground accountability, forest fire, Tablet Command

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: mobile incident software, startup, 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, mobile incident software, Blog, fireground accountability, ICS, iPad, moneyball, Tablet Command, tradition, training

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