Two things happened last week in my life as a Fire Captain that simply could not have happened a generation ago.
Topics: Accountability, analytics, Apple, best practices, consistency, Esri, Fire, Fire Command, firefighter, IC, ICS, incident command, iPad, iPad Pro, Tablet Command, tradition, Uncategorized
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.
Topics: analytics, baseball, mobile incident software, Blog, fireground accountability, ICS, iPad, moneyball, Tablet Command, tradition, training
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
Topics: Apple, shared excellence, mutual aid, tribal thinking, best practices, consistency, firefighter, incident command, iPad, iPad Pro, regional, SOPs, Tablet Command, tradition, training, Uncategorized