Given these shrinking resources, the cost of turnover in the fire service is a difficult challenge to overcome. Recent reports are drawing attention to the need for better understanding, planning, and budgeting for turnover before it wreaks havoc on department services.
With a few exceptions, acreage destroyed by wildfire steadily increased between 1995 and 2014. Though the first two quarters of 2016 show a slight decrease in the number of reported wildfires in the United States, it is not far enough off the pace to indicate a marked decrease in wildfire activity. Because of this, those living in areas prone to wildfires must have a plan in place. Additionally, authorities in areas prone to wildfires should consider, if not already doing so, changes in timber industry regulations and in building codes that will mandate the use of materials less conducive to combustion and dictate how close a structure may be built to heavy growth areas.
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.
The purpose of this report is to discuss how modernizing the way in which training and compliance records of officers are maintained can save department’s money while increasing an officer’s chances of being defended and, therefore, minimizing a department’s liability.
Envisage Technologies is proud to announce their collaboration with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. From April 15-30, 2016, Envisage will donate $1 to NFFF for every fire and rescue signup at the professional first responder training network, FirstForward®.
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.
Building a new training center or taking a leadership role in an existing training center can be exciting, but also comes with significant challenges. Key among these are decreasing budgets and increasing operating costs. In this webinar you will find out creative ways to lower costs and increase funding to keep your center running smoothly for a long time to secure your legacy.
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.