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Regina Fire and Protective Services Records Management System Useful for Optimizing Assets

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

Regina Fire & Protective Services reported today that with help from their Records Management System (RMS) partner, FDM Software, it was able to make significant department improvements over the past year.

House Fire 101

Mon, Mar 24, 2014

Establishing a command system early on with plenty of resources, tracking personnel, tactical channels, and training are just some of the essential elements to ensure “Everyone Goes Home Safe,” writes Demetrius A. Kastros.

Mid and West Wales Fire Service Select RescueSim for Virtual Incident Response Training

Tue, Mar 18, 2014

Following an official tender for delivery and implementation of a virtual incident command training platform, the Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service (MWWFRS) has selected RescueSim as platform of choice.

Electrical Oddities

Wed, Mar 5, 2014

On Wednesday, June 29, 2011, Boca Raton (FL) Fire Rescue Services (BRFRS) units responded to a reported structure fire.

The 2014 Company Officer: Are You Up for the Challenge?

Wed, Mar 5, 2014

Regardless of what your fire department calls the rank of company officer (sergeant, lieutenant, captain, or senior captain), it is critical to know what you are getting yourself into should you aspire to serve at that rank or should you already be serving in that position.

EMS Aspects of Extrication

Tue, Mar 4, 2014

Good vehicle extrication demands rescuers' expertise with an ever-changing set of tools and techniques to adapt to constant updates in vehicle materials and design.

And the Band Played On

Tue, Mar 4, 2014

There is an interesting conversation that some think is sacrilegious to question: the role of the first-arriving company officer assuming the role of incident commander (IC), as if it is something that we must accept on blind faith.

FDIC 2014: Initial Size-Up Reports for First-Due Company Officers

Mon, Mar 3, 2014

Trenton (NJ) Battalion Chief Leonard Carmichael Jr. will be presenting "Initial Size-Up Reports for First-Due Company Officers" at FDIC 2014.

Rhodium Incident Management Suite Adds Instant Outbound Conference Calling from ZipBridge

Fri, Feb 14, 2014

Incident Response Technologies (IRT), a leading developer of incident management software solutions, announces a strategic alliance with ZipBridge, innovators of automated conference call bridging solutions.

Evacuating a Senior Living Center: What Does It Really Take?

Fri, Jan 24, 2014

In July 2012, a large and prolonged heat wave that caused many severe storms struck Chicago, Illinois.

No-Brainer Management

Fri, Jan 24, 2014

As I have trudged through all the stages and ages of being a firefighter, I have developed the habit of writing an abundance of notes.

Initial Search and Interior Isolation at Dwelling Fires

Fri, Jan 24, 2014

Much research has been done over the past few years on fire behavior in modern furnished dwellings.

Safety Region Ijsselland to Use RescueSim for Incident Response Training

Wed, Jan 15, 2014

The Dutch Safety Region of IJsselland will use RescueSim to prepare its  incident commanders and officers for possible emergencies.  IJsselland is the latest in a series of Dutch Safety Regions, Municipalities and Industry clients using RescueSim virtual training to enhance their incident management training.

ICS: Rightsizing for Each Event

ICS: Rightsizing for Each Event

Fri, Jan 3, 2014

ICS: Rightsizing for each Event addresses the misconceptions surrounding the Incident Command System (ICS) and demonstrates the practicality, advantages, and necessity of ICS at almost every scene and event, from the smallest to the largest.

Five Skills to Practice Before Your Mayday

Thu, Dec 26, 2013

When you make emergency procedures part of your routine, they will be performed efficiently and correctly during the stress of an actual incident, writes David DeStefano.

"Let the Big Dog Eat"

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

Lately, I have recorded a lot of doodles on my little shirt pocket notebook.

Roundtable: Cleaning Bunker Gear

Tue, Dec 3, 2013

Does your department require that your bunker clothing be washed/extracted after every working fire? Leave a comment and share your experience with other firefighters.

CT Train Derailment and Mass Casualty Response

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

On Friday, May 17, 2013, during peak rush hour, an eight-car, electric-drawn commuter train traveling eastbound from New York City suddenly derailed as it passed over the border between Fairfield and Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Peter Stanley Training Selects RescueSim Virtual Incident Response Trainer for UK Fire Services and Airports

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Highly regarded British Fire and Rescue training provider Peter Stanley Training will use RescueSim to provide virtual incident response training for its customers in the UK.

NFPA Releases 2012 U.S. Firefighter Injuries Report

Thu, Nov 7, 2013

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the latest edition of its U.S. Firefighter Injury Report, highlighting data on injuries sustained by firefighters on duty that was collected from fire departments responding to the 2012 National Fire Experience Survey.

FEMA Releases the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Intelligence/Investigations Function Guidance and Field Operations Guide

Wed, Oct 23, 2013

The NIMS Intelligence/Investigations Function Guidance and Field Operations Guide provides guidance on utilizing and integrating the Intelligence/Investigations Function while adhering to the concepts and principles of the NIMS doctrine.

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