Holiday Fire Dangers and First Responders

Thursday, 07 October 2021 14:11

It's almost the most wonderful time of the year. The last eighteen months have been among the most challenging in recent history, so people across the country are looking forward to this season as much as ever. 

Last year, many families were forced to cancel longstanding holiday traditions and postpone gatherings. This year will likely be a return to normalcy. People will be making up for lost time as they celebrate together.

The holidays are a special time of year, but they can also be dangerous. Traffic accidents, house fires, and other emergencies occur with even higher frequency during what is supposed to be a time of peace and goodwill to everyone.

In this post, we are discussing some of the most dangerous parts of the holidays, and how firehouses and first responders can respond more efficiently to calls during this season. 

We love a one-stop-shop, all-in-one solution, right? The rise of big-box stores and digital shopping is evidence that we prefer to get everything done in one place. We like our technology to be the same way. We want one system to do it all. 

While many people want to get the most out of their software systems, fire departments across the country are piecing things together and trying to make things work. 

Many firehouses are using systems designed for police departments, so they are not even close to getting all they should get out of their mobile apparatus software. Throughout the nation, departments large and small are stuck with clunky, slow laptops, and outdated programs. 

StreetWise® puts the power of an all-in-one solution in the hands of firefighters and paramedics. In this article, we are helping departments understand just how much value you get from comprehensive fire apparatus software. 

What is considered a matter of life or death

Sometimes, of course, that phrase is used as hyperbole. It might be applied to something as trivial as making sure you are not late to a job interview or Zoom meeting with your supervisor. 

For firefighters and paramedics, they face life-or-death situations every day as an ordinary function of their jobs. They understand more than most how seemingly minute changes can make all the difference in an emergency.

Technology has affected everything about our lives. It has changed the way we work such that almost every career relies in some way on computers. In the last year, we realized just how much impact technology has had on the workforce, with many jobs becoming remote and remaining that way even after things began to return to normal following the height of the global pandemic.