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Can Technology Affect Incident Command Strategy?

Incident command strategy is a crucial part of managing any emergency. With more agencies adopting electronic incident command boards and other software, how might this technology affect the tactics they use? Here, we’ll explore a few important ways that technology can directly impact the strategies employed by public safety incident commanders (ICs). Real-Time Decision-Making Real-time updates can have a significant effect on incident command strategy. As conditions change at an incident, ICs must be prepared to adapt as needed. [...]

By |2019-06-17T14:34:28-04:00June 26th, 2019|Incident Command|0 Comments

How Incident Dashboards Affect Situational Awareness and Turn Out

Many public safety departments are implementing incident dashboards to display important information to everyone in the agency. Dashboards are often mounted publicly in the station on a television or computer monitor. This allows responders from all ranks and positions to learn about active incidents. There are many different styles of incident dashboards available, displaying everything from active incident details to real-time weather data. Here, we’ll briefly touch on some of the benefits that incident dashboards can bring to public [...]

By |2019-06-14T09:26:23-04:00June 14th, 2019|Response|0 Comments

3 Ways Fire Accountability Software Improves Responder Safety

First responders face a variety of hazards. Knowing where crews are can have an important impact on making sure that responders get home safely. Many cutting-edge technologies, including fire accountability software, are helping improve responder safety. Here, we’ll touch on a few of these technologies specifically designed around accountability and consider the impact they’re having on fire operations. View Crew Location One of the main responsibilities of company officers and commanders at an incident is to keep track of [...]

By |2019-05-16T14:20:07-04:00May 16th, 2019|Safety|0 Comments

How High-Tech Are Technologies for First Responders?

While many don’t associate cutting-edge gadgets with the public safety industry, technologies for first responders can be surprisingly complex and high-tech. Although individual departments can be more traditional, many vendors are creating innovative systems to assist with emergency response. Below, we’ll discuss a few pioneering technologies being used by first responders. Virtual Reality Virtual reality is “the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment.” Virtual reality, also known as VR, is being used across the public safety [...]

By |2019-04-26T11:07:34-04:00May 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments

What Can Drones Teach Us About Public Safety Technology?

The public safety industry can be slow to start using new technology. But while fire and police departments are not always “early adopters”, public safety agencies around the world have started using drones to help with rescue, EMS, structure fires, and more. These experiences with drones can teach us interesting insights about the relationship between the emergency response industry and public safety technology. 1) Dynamic Industries The first thing we can learn from the growing usage of drones is [...]

By |2019-04-08T15:01:14-04:00April 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Adashi Systems Introduces Adashi Alert: A Digital Dashboard for Public Safety Agencies

Public Safety Technology Company Announces New Product to Join Integrated Software Ecosystem Baltimore, MD: Today, public safety software company Adashi Systems LLC announced the launch of its newest product: Adashi Alert. Adashi Alert is a full-scale digital dashboard that fire, police, and EMS agencies can use to track incoming incidents, receive key information from dispatch, and prepare for turn out. Adashi Alert’s revolutionary interface is designed to keep everyone in the station on the same page. The software can pull [...]

By |2019-04-08T14:43:26-04:00April 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments

3 Myths About Emergency Response Software

When it comes to public safety technology, there are many misconceptions. These ideas can make public safety leaders hesitant to adopt new technology, because they’re worried about risks and poor results. Here, we’ll address three of the most common myths that we generally hear about emergency response software. Myth 1: Emergency response software will slow down response times because my team doesn’t know how to use it. During an incident, every second matters. Some public safety agencies are concerned that technology [...]

By |2019-03-20T11:54:31-04:00March 21st, 2019|Response|0 Comments

How Visual Data Impacts the Fire Service

When dealing with emergency incidents, public safety commanders and first responders often have to make split-second decisions. While most fire and police departments communicate via radio, having access to visual information can help agencies manage and respond to incidents more effectively. According to a 2014 study published by MIT, neuroscientists found that the brain can process images that your eyes see for as little as 13 milliseconds. These findings match other data that suggests humans can identify and understand [...]

By |2019-02-12T11:04:01-04:00March 7th, 2019|Response|0 Comments

The Key Benefits of Public Safety Apps

Increasingly, companies are creating mobile applications for the emergency services industry. What benefits can these public safety apps bring to first responders and the general public? Below, we will explore how apps are affecting public safety operations and why they’re growing in popularity. What Are Public Safety Apps? Public safety apps are any computer software program designed to assist emergency responders and other public safety personnel. Currently, there are public safety apps designed for a variety of different uses. [...]

By |2019-03-01T13:59:30-04:00February 19th, 2019|Response|0 Comments

4 Signs You Need New Department Scheduling Software

For many public safety administrators, chiefs, and shift commanders, ensuring correct staffing can take up a big portion of their time. Managing daily staffing, vacation, sick day, and overtime requests can be complicated and time consuming. But when your department has been using the same scheduling software for years, how can you tell that you need new staff scheduling software? We’ll delve into a few of the key warning signs that your scheduling process is outdated and you’re due [...]

By |2019-01-10T12:50:54-04:00February 5th, 2019|Scheduling|0 Comments