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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 |2018-07-06T16:22:19-04:00June 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 |2018-07-06T16:22:30-04:00June 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 |2020-05-26T15:02:03-04:00May 30th, 2018|Safety|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 |2018-10-31T10:55:01-04:00April 23rd, 2018|Response|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 |2018-07-06T16:33:07-04:00March 5th, 2018|Incident Command|0 Comments

Adashi Systems Announces Partnership with RapidSOS to Provide Enhanced Data to Emergency Responders

Integration with RapidSOS transfers detailed incident information directly to in-vehicle devices Baltimore, MD - February 26, 2018: Public safety technology provider Adashi Systems recently announced its partnership with RapidSOS – an advanced emergency technology company. As part of its complete incident management platform, Adashi supplies mobile data terminal (MDT) and incident command software to public safety agencies worldwide. The Adashi platform gives responders access to mission-critical information as they respond to and manage incidents, accessed via integrations [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:33:19-04:00February 26th, 2018|News|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 |2018-07-06T16:33:30-04:00February 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 |2018-07-06T16:34:07-04:00February 7th, 2018|Incident Command|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 |2018-07-06T16:34:20-04:00January 18th, 2018|Response|0 Comments

What Recent Pilot Shortages Show Us About Public Safety Scheduling Software

When people think about technology for public safety departments, they probably think about modern equipment, updated vehicles, improved communication systems – things like that. What they might not realize is that public safety scheduling software can have a big impact on emergency responders and prevent significant issues. Recent scheduling problems across other industries have highlighted the importance of avoiding shortages and filling breaches quickly. Below, we’ll expand on how scheduling software helps departments avoid common pitfalls and prevent last-minute [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:34:47-04:00January 8th, 2018|Scheduling|0 Comments