MSA (Mine Safety Appliances): Features ergonomic design, fully digital image-processing circuitry, and advanced hybrid-rectangular format array (H-RFA). Provides video signal for connection to remote monitor for on-screen monitoring at fireground. High-resolution, solid-state electronics; on-chip thermoelectric sensor management system; and liquid-free, high-resolution CRT display. On-screen graphics provide overtemperature warning and remaining battery life. (800) MSA-2222.
HTE, INC. won a $1 million contract with the Kane County, Illinois, Sheriff`s Office to install and implement a public safety software suite. The suite includes HTE`s CAD IV, enhanced 911, and the CRIMES Management system.
Class 1: System controls electrical devices of any ground equipment application over a network, allows OEM to develop and implement standardized network for application. Consists of universal system manager control module, vocation module, input/output switch modules, data logger module, and power distribution module. ES-KeyTM card, the Express card reader, and a WindowsT 95 interface allow flexibility in developing, storing, and troubleshooting electical systems. (352) 629-5020.
FieldSoft, Inc.: Automates tactical information entry, storage, retrieval, and display. Manages people, resources, and events on the scene. Supports any command system in use. Prompts IC or accountability officer to perform accountability checks and automatically documents results. Compatible with Windows 3.1 and NT. (602) 899-2128.
A comprehensive fire officer training program is needed in the fire service (even more than a decision on smooth-bore vs. fog-stream nozzles). Since 1992, Miramar Fire Rescue has required Fire Officer One training and five years on the job to sit for an officer-level promotional exam. The exams are given in two parts, written and practical assessment. An associate`s degree is a prerequisite for positions above lieutenant. Labor and management jointly embraced these requirements, and they have pr
In Command, subsidiary of Asset Tracking Services, Inc.: Allows incident commander to efficiently acquire and record critical incident information, assign appropriate tactical responsibilities, maximize zone safety, improve resource use, and meet NFPA 1561 Level 1 accountability standards. Includes laminated worksheets for fire incidents, haz mats, ARFF, mass-casualty incidents, and staging area management. (713) 681-1507.
Tiscor: System includes bar code labels, portable bar code readers, and management software. Allows managers to document equipment maintenance and inspections. Information from scanner may be downloaded to computer and used to create reports. (800) 227-6379.
The secret of effective emergency operations response is to be prepared for anything. With that in mind, the Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department built its $4.2 million, state-of-the-art Regional Dispatch Center (RDC). The three-story building has 6,272 square feet per floor, totaling 18,186 square feet, and is ready for any emergency, including any traumatic occurrence to the building itself. A double roof with lightning rods and double-pane windows ensure a quiet and energy-efficient environment. Alt
Chief fire officers spend the majority of their time handling administrative duties and managing the overall operation of the fire department. Rarely do they respond to incidents; if they do, it is only after the situation has reached disastrous proportions.
MTL Systems, Inc.: Mobile emergency management system supports satellite communication, image processing, command- and-control software, word processing for situation reporting, a digital camera, and other items. (703) 354-2510.