One very important area that does not get written about is brake testing. In this case, I am referring to measuring brake drum and rotor temperatures after road testing and stopping distances.
I've always been fascinated by the accuracy of futurists like George Orwell, author of 1984. The book, where secret, omnipresent surveillance was a major theme, was first published in 1949. Today's technology (which is almost alien) would be highly coveted by Big Brother and The Party.
The department had two primary objectives in updating: to improve connectivity and enhance operations and assets management and to identify a “futureproof” solution that could adapt to the latest networks and technologies.
Aluminum and steel aerial device use has numerous pros and cons, and there are many factors that go into why fire departments choose one over the other.
Columbia, MD–The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS), has implemented the CommandScope™ All Hazard Pre-Incident Plan program. CommandScope gives first responders access to critical pre-plan information, both on-site and en route on their mobile data terminals (MDTs), including maps, photographs, utility shutoff locations, floor plans, fire protection systems, hazardous material information, critical...
From 9-1-1 call centers to records management, every aspect of public safety is managed by software systems that not only need to work 100 percent of the time but also must integrate seamlessly with one another.
Ambulance manufacturers debuted several new ambulance models at the 2012 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) and also showed an array of custom interior details available on their rigs.
McKinney officials, mindful of increasing demand for emergency transport services in the city, wanted an efficient billing solution that could integrate seamlessly with the electronic patient care reporting system already in use in the City's ambulances and emergency transport vehicles.
GERMANTOWN, MD—Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a leading provider of managed network and application services, announced the availability of Hughes Emergency Services in anticipation of the 2012 hurricane season. Hughes Emergency Services include network restoral, post-event response and preparedness satellite solutions designed to provide robust, expedited broadband Internet connectivity for government and business when a...
These devices have myriad uses, including communicating with dispatch, mapping, GPS, and viewing preplans on structures.