High Rise Buildings: A Unique Emergency Response Challenge

High Rise Buildings: A Unique Emergency Response Challenge

High-rise buildings present several unique challenges not found in traditional low-rise buildings; longer egress times and distance, evacuation strategies, fire department accessibility, smoke movement and fire control.

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Fire Trucks: What are the different types?

Fire Trucks: What are the different types?

A typical modern fire truck carries equipment for a wide range of firefighting and rescue tasks. Fire apparatus are often adapted to their areas of operation. Compiled is a brief overview of some of the variations available.

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4 Equipment Tracking Challenges for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF)

4 Equipment Tracking Challenges for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF)

Aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) is a category of emergency response that involves the response, evacuation and possible rescue of passengers and crew of an aircraft involved in an emergency. This form of response requires specialized equipment.

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What is Mitigation?

What is Mitigation?

The action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something. Disaster mitigation measures are those that eliminate or reduce the impacts and risks of hazards through proactive measures taken before an emergency or disaster occurs.

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Industrial Fire Fighting Equipment: 4 Common Challenges!

Industrial Fire Fighting Equipment: 4 Common Challenges!

Industrial firefighters must be prepared to respond to fires of flammable liquid and compressed gases, hazardous material releases, rescues and medical emergencies throughout oil, petro-chemical, pipeline and port facilities.

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Emergency Response: 5 Benefits of Good Health and Safety Practices

Emergency Response: 5 Benefits of Good Health and Safety Practices

Managing safety is good for response organizations and it is good for everyone! Addressing health and safety should not be seen as a regulatory burden, as it offers significant opportunities.

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Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF): A Specialized Service

Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF): A Specialized Service

Aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) is a specialized category of emergency response that involves the response, hazard mitigation, evacuation and possible rescue of passengers and crew of an aircraft involved in an airport emergency.

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BIG DATA: What is it's role in Emergency Response?

BIG DATA: What is it's role in Emergency Response?

Many managers rely on gut instinct to make important decisions, which often leads to poor results. On the contrary, when managers insist on incorporating logic and evidence, they make better choices, benefiting their communities and the response teams serving them.

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Response Equipment: What's the history behind Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)?

Response Equipment: What's the history behind Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)?

Emergency service folklore recounts the practice of firefighters growing long beards to help them breathe in smoke. The thinking was that they would dip the beard in a bucket of water, then clinch the wet beard between their teeth and breathe through their mouth, using the wet beard as a filter.

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Release Notes

Release Notes

So far this month, most product changes have been around improving some of our exports, allowing for more flexible CSV exports and more consistent exports for Google Earth. We also added the Degree Minute Decimals coordinate system to our map picker as well as improving the address and reverse address lookups on our map picker.

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