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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

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

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

Why We’ve Chosen a Radical New Design for Our MDT Response Software

Public safety agencies of all types use MDT response software to respond to incidents and manage emergencies effectively. A mobile data terminal or mobile data computer (MDT/MDC) gives first responders important information about the incidents they are responding to, before they even arrive at the scene. With an interface to dispatch and emergency call centers, the MDT gives responders access to crucial real-time data as the incident changes or progresses. Armed with this information, responders can plan strategy while [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:34:20+00:00January 18th, 2018|Response|0 Comments

3 Emergency Response Trends to Watch in 2018

As 2017 ends, we consider how emergency response and management continues to grow and change. New technology, equipment, and procedures are making a big impact on the public safety industry. As we move into 2018, here are three key emergency response areas that industry leaders should be aware of. Cancer Prevention Initiatives The more that scientists learn about the human body and how it works, the greater we realize the dangers that first responders face. Data shows an alarming [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:35:16+00:00December 28th, 2017|Response|0 Comments

Incident Pre-Plans Part 2: How Pre-Plans Affect Emergency Response

Thanks to modern technology, first responders today can access a great deal of information about the location of the incidents they respond to. Incident pre-plans can give commanders, administrators, and first responders the tools they need to manage incidents safety and effectively. Below we will delve into how incident pre-plans directly impact emergency response and can save lives. Incident pre-plans are documents that public safety agencies create which include relevant information about the buildings in their jurisdiction. Most departments [...]

By |2018-10-10T12:43:38+00:00November 14th, 2017|Response|0 Comments

5 Pieces of Information Your Mobile Data Computer Software Needs

You get the call from CAD- there’s an incident in your area. As a company officer, what information do you wish you had at your fingertips as you respond to the incident? Increasingly, public safety agencies are implementing mobile data terminal (MDT) or mobile data computer (MDC) software to help their staff respond to incidents quickly with the information they need to manage the situation effectively. As public safety agencies transition from using 70s-era MDTs to products specifically designed [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:36:14+00:00October 26th, 2017|Response|0 Comments

Incident Pre-plans Part 1: Why Every Fire Department Needs Detailed Incident Pre-Plans

Fire departments across the country are tasked to create incident pre-plans about the buildings in their jurisdiction, but many agencies fall short on achieving their pre-plan goals. However, incident pre-plans provide a multitude of benefits for public safety agencies, even before incidents happen. See below why fire departments need to collect accurate and detailed pre-plan data about their jurisdictions. Incident pre-plans are documents that public safety agencies create about the buildings in their jurisdiction and store in their records [...]

By |2018-10-10T11:24:47+00:00October 10th, 2017|Response|0 Comments