The Power of Incident Preplanning

Wednesday, 08 December 2021 22:22

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. 



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.