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What Maydays Teach Us About Fire Ground Strategies

Maydays and line of duty deaths are always terrible situations. Last month, FIREHOUSE published a article on the May 2017 misfortune in which a San Antonio Fire Department firefighter lost his life. This tragedy demonstrates that the wrong combination of factors can quickly spiral out of control. How can departments prepare for such dangerous situations, especially with unknown factors at play? While mayday situations are never completely avoidable, many agencies are taking steps to evaluate their fire ground strategies [...]

By |2018-11-27T13:08:41+00:00December 6th, 2018|Safety|0 Comments

4 Public Safety Innovations We’re Thankful for This Year

As technology grows, we have seen several public safety innovations greatly impact the emergency services industry. Many of these modern inventions are designed to help first responders manage incidents more safety and efficiently. Below, we will address four of the most significant public safety innovations we’re thankful for this year. 1) Drones As we have discussed previously, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones are having a wide impact in the public safety industry. Increasingly, departments are using drones in [...]

By |2018-11-07T13:53:31+00:00November 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

3 Reasons to Switch to an Electronic Incident Command Board

Incident command (IC) often uses a whiteboard or pen-and-paper to plan tactical strategy, create assignments, and track resources at the scene of the incident. Today, many departments are turning to incident command software as a modern and efficient way to manage incidents and events of all types. Below, I’ll discuss the benefits of the electronic incident command board and why ICs around the world are moving away from pen and paper for command. 1) Detailed Annotations When using a [...]

By |2018-10-26T10:12:58+00:00November 8th, 2018|Incident Command|0 Comments

Why Public Safety Technology Should Be Part of Your Annual Budget

Balancing a public safety agency’s budget can be complicated. Finding funding for staff salaries, equipment, and more can quickly deplete a department’s resources. While personnel are the most important of any agency’s budget, here we’ll break down why more departments are making space for public safety technology in their annual budgets. The Public Safety Budget Breakdown Currently, most agencies in the U.S. receive their funding from local taxpayers, which can lead to conflicts among local government officials. The bulk of what [...]

By |2018-10-11T16:01:40+00:00October 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Adashi President Speaks on Baltimore Innovation Week Panel

Public Safety Software Leader Discusses International Opportunities for Small Businesses Baltimore MD: This Thursday, Adashi’s president Sanjay Kalasa participated on a panel of small business leaders as part of  Start-up Global, a Baltimore Innovation Week event providing insights on how Maryland enterprises can explore and break into international markets. Other panelists included Christina Caraballo of Audacious Inquiry and David Tohn of BTS Software. The panel described the resources that Maryland small business owners can take advantage of in their quest to expand beyond [...]

By |2018-10-11T15:58:19+00:00October 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

How Public Safety Solutions Protect First Responders from 5 Common Hazards

As first responders, we encounter many hazards in our day-to-day operations. However, there are many public safety solutions that work to mitigate these risks and improve our safety. As a former career firefighter, I have seen firsthand how many of these technologies can assist first responders. Below, I’ll explore a few of the ways these technologies are working to help Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement better perform our duties. 1) Hazard Identification When emergency services staff respond to an [...]

By |2018-10-04T09:03:02+00:00October 4th, 2018|Safety|0 Comments

[Infographic] 8 Ways Adashi’s Technology Improves Incident Command

How can we make incident command as simple and effective as possible? While many incident commanders are still using whiteboards, pen and paper, or binders to handle emergencies, there are many ways that modern public safety technology can help commanders perform their duties as safely and effectively as possible. Learn how Adashi's incident command technology boosts the way that fire commanders can connect with their teams, share tactical information, assign resources, perform risk analysis, and more. See the [...]

By |2018-09-20T08:21:41+00:00September 20th, 2018|Incident Command|0 Comments

Following 9/11: Strides in First Responder Technology to Prevent Injuries and LODDs

As September 11th approaches, we remember and honor all the first responders who perished in the line of duty that horrific day in 2001. I remember being at the Clive Fire Station that day in Iowa, watching the horror unfold in New York. Seventeen years later, many advances in first responder technology have been specifically created to prevent injuries and reduce line of duty deaths (LODDs). As we remember this tragic day, we’ll delve into several pieces of technology that have been [...]

By |2018-09-05T08:54:06+00:00September 5th, 2018|Safety|0 Comments

Overcoming the Hurdles of Fire and Police Software Implementation

To improve your agency’s operations, many industry experts advise departments to implement software. However, implementing these systems can seem costly, complicated, time-consuming, and downright difficult. Below, we’ll discuss some of the common issues that departments face when they begin the process of implementing fire and police software and how you can best overcome these challenges. No One is In Charge Although your Chief may run the department, he/she often doesn’t take the lead role on implementing public safety software. [...]

By |2018-08-22T10:04:09+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Incident Command, Response|0 Comments

Fire Department Scheduling Software: Avoid These 4 Hidden Costs

When agencies purchase fire department scheduling software, it is important to ensure that your provider is relaying the final cost up front. Agencies buying Adashi RollCall – our staff scheduling and overtime management platform – know exactly what they’re receiving. However, we’ve seen that other providers on the market are not always so transparent. Sometimes, software vendors will quote agencies at a low cost, but the ultimate price ends up being much higher. Below, we’ll detail several of the [...]

By |2018-07-30T11:53:57+00:00August 13th, 2018|Scheduling|0 Comments