Incident Command

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

[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

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

[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

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 Reasons Your Size-Up Needs Public Safety Technologies

First responders have a lot to take in when they arrive at an incident. How they perform their initial size-up can have an enormous impact on the tactics and strategies used throughout the response. Typically, first-arriving company officers perform size-ups based on the information they receive from dispatch and their own senses and impressions on the fire ground. Rushing into a scene without a proper size-up is incredibly dangerous, since responders won’t know what they’re up against. Performing a [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:33:07+00:00March 5th, 2018|Incident Command|0 Comments

21st Century Fire Incident Command: It’s Time to Move Beyond the ICS Board

Incident commanders and firefighters are consistently presented with new unique challenges and heightened risks on the job. Yet, many fire and rescue services are still using incident command strategies that haven’t adapted to meet 21st century needs. Below, we’ll delve into why public safety agencies should consider moving beyond their current incident command system (ICS) board to combat these new challenges and risks. Modern Fire Incident Command Incident command strategies have changed considerably over the years. In the United [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:33:30+00:00February 19th, 2018|Incident Command|0 Comments

Improve Your Dynamic Risk Assessment with Incident Command Technology

Fire commanders must carefully balance firefighter safety with the roles and duties of the fire service. They often must consider, at what point is the situation too dangerous? To make these decisions, commanders take the Firefighter Safety Maxim into account, which is: “At every incident the greater the potential benefit of fire and rescue actions, the greater the risk that is accepted by commanders and firefighters. Activities that present a high risk to safety are limited to those that [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:34:07+00:00February 7th, 2018|Incident Command|0 Comments

Why Incident Management Technology is Crucial for Command

Emergency situations can be complicated, which only makes them more deadly and harder to control. To combat this issue, many fire departments are implementing incident management technology to make it easier for commanders to communicate with firefighters on the ground and maintain complete control over the situation. See how incident management technology can help your fire service with incident command. Informed Decision Making As a senior officer/shift commander at your fire service or department, you are often the initial [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:37:40+00:00August 24th, 2017|Incident Command|0 Comments