With winter finally coming to an end, we finally move into warmer and brighter days. For first responders and emergency service personnel, coming out of the longer nights of winter can be mentally and emotionally challenging.
When an emergency call comes in, we want to respond as quickly and efficiently as possible. Prompt response times can save not only structures, but lives. However, rushing in blindly, headfirst, and without the appropriate information can put emergency personnel and bystanders at risk.
In a previous article, we wrote about New Year’s Resolutions for fire departments. We discussed how important it is to set the right kind of goals and develop your process for how you’re going to achieve them. Without a comprehensive plan in place, your department may be right back in the same place you were in last year.
In his book The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” If your goal as a department is to save as many lives and protect as much property as possible, it may be just wishful thinking if you do not practice proper incident preplanning.
In this article, we are discussing the power of effective incident preplanning, and how the right technology can help.
It is hard to believe the holiday season is already upon us. This is one of the busiest times in the year for everyone, but especially firefighters and first responders.
In our previous article, we wrote about the dangers associated with the holidays and how they impact the season for first responders. From Christmas tree fueled fires to excessive traffic on the roadways, your department may be inundated with calls as we approach the end of the year.
As we approach New Year’s Eve, people are taking time to evaluate their goals. While it may be challenging to find time to prepare for the future at this point in the year, it is important to analyze your firehouse and determine how you can improve.