As technology continues to grow by leaps and bounds, it is absolutely imperative for our 911 systems to do the same. Next Generation 911 technology will be a significant advance compared to currently used technology.
Envisage Launches Premium Services Option to FirstForward® Training Network in the Form of FirstForward PRO
Envisage Technologies, creators of FirstForward®—the training network built exclusively for first responders—announced today that they have begun offering a premium service to the existing FirstForward framework.
First responders, the media, and the public all share a common public safety mission. Nonetheless, there are constant tensions between these groups that prevent them from working together effectively. Thankfully, social psychology can not only identify why this happens, but what you and your agency can do to rectify it.
As communities become increasingly diverse, enhancing cultural competency amongst first responders can help to improve interactions between these responders and those they serve.
The Ebola outbreak of 2014-15 can teach crisis response agencies many lessons on how to effectively prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Unfortunately, there are emergency situations in which making a voice call to 911 could be a risk to safety. As such, some now have the ability to send a text message to emergency services. At this point, this technology is not available in all areas due to the need for upgrades in the public safety answering point (PSAP). Upgrades may be costly, but there are options for leveraging existing equipment to provide accessibility for these potentially life-saving texts.
Now entering its fifth decade, National EMS week honors the dedication of medical personnel who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s front line.
As agencies explore the use of body-worn cameras, EMS leaders should thoroughly understand the ramifications of capturing, preserving and distributing a digital record that could violate privacy rules and lower trust.
The expansion of firefighter training to cover more emergency situations could result in changes to crisis response at the state and federal level.
Tactical medical teams are a training investment that law enforcement departments should seriously consider.