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July 2008 Archive

We've Got A New Release!

We've Got A New Release!

I've just uploaded 3 weeks worth of database resturucturing and optimisation. We're ready to scale! It's time to bringing in some more teams. If you're a member of any of the following and would like a beta account - make contact :-) Coast Guard Mountain Rescue Cave Rescue Civil Defence [...] Read More »

Technology For Stages Of A Disaster

Technology For Stages Of A Disaster

Rob Boles points me to the Stages Of A Disaster as outlined by Ray Schurfield. Rob looks at how social media can be used at each stage. Decisions For Heroes will focus initially on the first & last. Heroic (Immediate) - person takes actions to protect lives and property. Social Circle =[...] Read More »

Welcome TechRescue.org Readers

Welcome TechRescue.org Readers

A recent post on RescueTech.org has brought a flurry of sign-ups using our invite code. RescueTech is a great source of knowledge on all things rescue from around the world. I'm glad to welcome the contributors to Decisions For Heroes and look forward to your feedback. -Robin.[...] Read More »

Defining A Missing Person

Defining A Missing Person

We're adding a MISPER (Missing Person) category on casualties at the request of Dog Search teams. Let's open a discussion on how all countries and services define casualties. Here's a starting list of categories from the UK. Despondent Dementia Alzheimer Type Runaway Lost Mental h[...] Read More »

Serious Games - Learn Rescue?

Serious Games - Learn Rescue?

CHICAGO, UNITED STATES (Decisions For Heroes) - UK blogger Ian Delaney pointed me to Coole Immersive who are building serious games to help oil riggers learn to do their job. It reduced the chance of being involved in an incident from 50% to <5% in a riggers first year. A great achievement. [...] Read More »

Ever had a randomer in a rescue?

Ever had a randomer in a rescue?

CHICAGO, UNITED STATES (Decisions For Heroes) - A brilliant story from Reuters in Germany... Firefighters called to a blaze at an apartment building in a southern German town were astonished to discover a fully equipped extremely drunk imposter in their ranks, police said on Thursday. On hea[...] Read More »

New Dashboard & Feedback! (Revision 77)

New Dashboard & Feedback! (Revision 77)

What a few weeks! We've lots in the oven at the moment, but as of today we deployed the new dashboard and a whole range of other features... Dashboard New simpler design & styling. Activities separated out into categories. Green Ticks for quick view's of what to attend. Charts m[...] Read More »

How Do We Grade Attendance?

How Do We Grade Attendance?

Dashboard & Members Profiles (Only your own: Members. Everyones: Member+,Editor,Owner. ) You will have spotted this chart above appear in release 77. Let me tell you a bit about how it works... So first off, they're the last 12 months along the bottom (0hrs on a month, no letter). The gr[...] Read More »



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