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Lawrence County fire departments were among over 300 FDs in the state to receive a total of $4M in funding
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First responder agencies across the country had suggested residents use a landline to report an emergency during the outage
As part of a $6.3 billion investment, FirstNet will become the exclusive wireless network to offer first responders uninterrupted priority and preemption across the entire AT&T 5G spectrum
Union President John Sibiga said the report shows the Baltimore County Fire Department “lacks sufficient fiscal, physical, and human resources to accomplish its core mission”
Cellphone carriers are now required to send first responders based on the location of the caller, rather than the nearest cell tower
Orange County residents dialing 911 will have a text option that will allow them to livestream a video to a dispatcher
Ill. OSHA report highlights accountability, communication among several errors in the death of a relatively new firefighter
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Dispatchers overwhelmed by initial fire calls were inundated by calls looking for missing persons, trapped tourists
Wichita firefighters flag a problematic call after responding to a medical emergency and finding a structure fire
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“Yo there’s a big explosion here,” one caller said when reporting the blast at the Sandman Signature Hotel in Fort Worth
Dr. Danny Evans, aka “The Language Tutor,” shares simple keywords, directives and questions that all firefighters should know
The report on Burlington Firefighter Colin McFadden’s death points at early cancer screenings, timely communication about follow-up exams
5G, new technology and tighter security among the changes to watch for
Deputy Commissioner JonPaul Augier looks back on the deployment of FireCAD system and other tech improvements
The union for Wichita firefighters claims dispatchers did not relay information about where the victim was trapped
5G connectivity plays an important role in areas where wires aren’t available
Tips for securing AFG funding for radios
Fort Lauderdale firefighters faced fire showing from a home and an injured person
Artificial intelligence is being tested to see how it can answer non-emergency calls, reducing dispatchers’ workload
Don’t assume residents know what your department does; spell it out and explain how additional funding would positively impact community members
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At least 98 people were killed and over 2,000 structures destroyed in the Lahaina wildfire
Developing systems and processes that support excellence ultimately drives effective leadership and fire department success
Maximizing the power of response vehicles
If you don’t believe public safety personnel should be held to a higher standard, please go back to class
Why technology is the key to avoiding the next 9/11 and MCI preparedness
From remote areas to emergency vehicles, agencies can count on consistent connectivity with cellular access
Unpacking the survey data and identifying solutions to address the perfect storm of stress