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.
Firefighters can use unmanned aerial vehicles to support their mission, including tasks such as identifying the borders of wildfires and setting prescribed burns.
In the face of exploding data, firefighters can benefit from the efficiencies of cloud computing to better respond to emergency calls.
Pre-incident planning is an essential component of modern fire response. However, developing a robust database of these plans can take years of sustained commitment at all levels of a department. By leveraging publicly-available technology and information, however, departments can accelerate and automate much of this work.
Pursuant to a recent court case in Wisconsin, first responders have an affirmative duty to act when there is a known and present danger.