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[Infographic] The History of Fire Incident Command in the US

While firefighters across the country are aware of the standards and principles of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the system is still relatively new when you consider the history of the fire service. Although NIMS informs incident management tactics today, the concept of a national set of standards for fire incident command is a fairly new development in the United States.  Even up until 20 years ago, many departments had their own standards and procedures for managing large-scale incidents. [...]

By |2018-07-19T09:50:02+00:00July 20th, 2018|Incident Command|0 Comments

Adashi Systems Announces Integration with ImageTrend Elite

Public Safety Software Company Collaborates with Fire and EMS Records Management System Baltimore MD: Public safety software company Adashi Systems LLC recently announced a collaborative project with ImageTrend, a leading fire and EMS reporting and records management system. The collaboration creates a seamless integration between ImageTrend’s record management system (RMS) – ImageTrend Elite™ – and Adashi’s staff scheduling and overtime management software –  Adashi RollCall. Adashi RollCall is a cloud-based rostering and workforce management system specifically designed [...]

By |2018-07-12T10:18:04+00:00July 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

1 Critical Item Your Emergency Management Software Needs

Emergency management software comes in many shapes and sizes. However, there’s one function in particular that makes the difference between mediocre software and incident management systems that truly help emergency responders save lives and property. That feature? The ability to communicate regardless of internet connectivity, also known as being a self-contained communication system. Advanced communications systems allow us to communicate instantaneously. People around the world use internet and cellular networks to share information across great distances. But what happens [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:22:09+00:00July 9th, 2018|Incident Command|0 Comments

Why Incident Management Software is Crucial This 4th of July

While many around the U.S. are getting ready for fireworks, barbecues, and other red-white-and-blue-themed celebrations, the Fourth of July is often full of stress and anxiety for America’s first responders. Below, we'll discuss how incident management software can improve safety and efficiency for emergency responders this Fourth of July. Deadliest Day on the Roads While many major holidays go together with an increase in accidents, injuries, and casualties, research shows the Fourth of July is the worst offender. Nicknamed [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:22:19+00:00June 26th, 2018|Incident Command|0 Comments

3 Common Shortcomings of Mobile Data Terminal Software

When departments look to update their mobile data terminal software, there are many options on the market to choose from. However, not all MDT software has the same capabilities. As you research options, it's important to consider the most critical information required to start a response. Where is the incident located? How do we get there? What kind of incident are we responding to? Different software providers handle these key pieces of data in unique ways. When choosing the [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:22:30+00:00June 11th, 2018|Response|0 Comments

The Real Meaning Behind Mission-Critical Software

The term “mission-critical software” gets tossed around in the emergency services industry, but what does that term mean for modern public safety agencies? “We provide mission-critical solutions” “Capturing mission-critical data” “This device is for mission-critical applications.” “Mission-critical” is used in broad contexts, to describe a variety of applications, devices, and information.  Below, we discuss what it really means to be “mission-critical” and how public safety departments can determine if their software systems are making the cut. Defining Mission-Critical Software [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:31:02+00:00May 30th, 2018|Safety|0 Comments

9 Questions to Ask When Buying Crew Scheduling Software

When public safety agencies begin researching crew scheduling software, it’s important for them to learn about the specific capabilities of different programs. Otherwise, they might end up with a staff scheduling option that doesn’t meet their department’s full scope of needs. Luckily, crew scheduling software providers generally offer multiple opportunities for department leaders to ask questions and see the product in action. Below are several key questions public safety leaders should always ask when they are buying staffing software [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:31:13+00:00May 10th, 2018|Scheduling|0 Comments

Why Public Safety Interoperability Starts in Your Own Department

Data and interoperability are big buzz words in the public safety industry.  Can police communicate with local firefighters?  Do neighboring jurisdictions use the same procedures for mutual aid scenarios? Many industry experts are exploring how neighboring stations and different agencies work together. In the past,  public safety interoperability focused on how separate organizations communicated with each other. Now, new definitions define interoperability as “the ability of a system to work with or use the parts or equipment of another [...]

By |2018-10-31T10:55:01+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Response|0 Comments

Are Your Emergency Response Systems Ready for a Major Disaster?

When a catastrophic weather event comes to your jurisdiction, is your agency prepared to handle it? Many department leaders would probably say “Yes”, but their emergency response systems may actually be behind the times. Many technological advances now help first responders and crews better handle and contain incidents during a major weather disaster or other catastrophic event. Below, we’ll expand on several of the tech areas agencies across the world are falling short when it comes to large-scale emergencies. [...]

By |2018-09-07T10:29:25+00:00April 5th, 2018|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 |2018-07-06T16:32:49+00:00March 16th, 2018|Response|0 Comments