The D.C. Fire and EMS Department recently launched a mobile app that contains safety and emergency information for users, including steps to perform CPR, evacuation routes to exit the district, fire station locations and social-media updates.
The D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department announced the launch of its mobile app for Apple, Android and Windows devices. The app contains safety and emergency information for users....More
A new game-based online training tool aims to educate firefighters about wind-driven fires and lightweight-construction tactics based on current research. The training application developed by researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) is free and available to download for iOS and Android versions....More
A new game-based online training tool developed by researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) aims at educating career and volunteer firefighters about wind-driven fires and lightweight construction tactics based on current research. The training application is free and available for download for iOS and Android versions.
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, MEDRILs’ EMS training apps provide training on medical procedures. The apps use the touchscreen to enable a trainee to simulate a procedure through a series of interactive instructions.
Paired together with mobile devices that use GPS, the PDF maps app provides both the ability to read details clearly like a paper map, find a location with GPS and even add place marks and data points, such as retardant avoidance areas....More
Smartphones and mobile apps are everywhere, including inside the turnout gear worn by firefighters. So it isn’t surprising that firefighter-specific apps aimed at helping them in life-threatening situations are available. Here are a few options available for firefighters.
It isn't easy to be the headline. As you probably have read by now, FIRE CHIEF is closing its doors, effective tomorrow. Our parent company, Penton, yesterday announced the closing of the 57-year old publication, its website, and supplementary products and events....More
Scientific data increasingly is validating what we knew anecdotally on the fireground -- more and faster are better. Crew size and rapid assembly of an adequate effective response force means the difference between success and failure and between safe and unsafe....More
Denying our special-needs residents an opportunity to participate does not fit our profile. While their backgrounds may differ and their abilities may vary, departments should never undermine their dedication or undervalue the benefit of their involvement....More
When should you start planning for a new fire station or addition? Do you keep a folder with pages of ideas or pictures of stations that you like? How do you find an architect who will develop your wants and needs into a facility that meets your budget?...More