Beware Before Building

The decision to build your own customized in-house software or to buy commercial off the shelf software (COTS) is challenging. This infographic identifies factors that should be considered before making such a tough decision. Know the facts to reduce your risk and make an informed decision.

2020-05-07T13:31:59-04:00May 7th, 2020|General Public Safety|

How Do Responder Agencies Handle Workplace Trauma in Frontline Agents?

A responder may experience more trauma in a given day than the average worker sees in a lifetime, and the effect can be corrosive. For law enforcement, fire, emergency medical, and the collection of other agencies under the response and criminal justice banner, getting employees the right help at the right time is critical.

Think You’re Hot? So Does Cancer

Firefighter cancer rates can be up to twice as high as those experienced by the average U.S. worker, and a Cancer Firefighter Support Network study shows that with every five degree increase in skin temperature, absorption of dangerous chemicals increases by 400%. Therefore, it's critical for firefighters to track their exposure to extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, and hazardous conditions. Using this exposure information to show probabilities of future health issues can be key to the early intervention that may prolong the lives and careers of firefighters.

2020-06-01T11:14:33-04:00July 30th, 2018|Fire & Rescue|