Public safety organizations need to work with their dispatch centers to identify the proper information that needs to be relayed upon dispatch.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused many changes to emergency management and services, but it has also revealed new opportunities.
While some pockets of the United States have noted increased cases of coronavirus infection, much of the anticipated spikes in cases and the EMS calls that were supposed to happen have not.
COVID-19: As leaders during this global pandemic, we must properly manage two main areas in our organizations: planning and communication.
What are the biggest qualities you should look for in a first responder candidate? Hiring a outstanding first responder starts with aligned values.
Joining the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) was one of the best actions of my career. If you want to be a fire chief, you should surround yourself with fire chiefs.
By hiring for both character and competency, fire service management can ensure that communities are served by the best possible people they can hire.
Stronger demands for proper credentials has made career planning difficult and has forced many fire service people to readjust their educational paths.
Fire prevention has long-lasting effects in the community. This is because fires and EMS calls have long-term consequences when they occur.
One of the movements in the fire service over the past two decades is the movement towards community risk reduction as opposed to fire prevention.