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Why Accurate NFIRS Data Matters

January 20, 2015

Data matters…big time! As a decision-maker and fire service leader, you already know this. So how do you convince the data-doubters in your organization about the value of data?

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16 for 2015 – Reducing Firefighter Deaths in the Line of Duty

January 05, 2015

955 firefighters died in the line of duty from 2004–2013. That’s an average of 95 per year during that 10-year span.

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Top 5 Tips: Reports Module

December 11, 2014

Welcome to our next installment of Top 5 Tips. This time we’ll take a look at the Reports Module. This module is your gateway to getting good reports out of all the good data your agency is ...

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The Elephant in the Room: Achieving NFPA 1500 Compliance

November 18, 2014

The services fire departments deliver to their communities today are nothing short of remarkable: EMS, technical rescue, haz-mat, prevention, public education, car seat checks, complimentary blood ...

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Top 5 Tips: The Occupancy Module

October 23, 2014

Welcome back to another set of Top 5 Tips for Success. This time it’s all about the powerful Occupancy Module.

1) Always Begin with the Settings Section

This one may seem obvious, but it is ...

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Do Mission Statements Matter in the Fire Service?

October 16, 2014

I experienced something for the first time during my recent visit to Germany. It wasn’t driving the Autobahn, I did that during my first visit there (and yes, it’s a blast!). No, what I ...

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Top 5 Tips: The Maintenance Module Part 2

September 12, 2014

Hello, everyone. As promised, here's Part 2 of the 5 Essential Tips for Success in the Maintenance Module.

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Top 5 Tips: The Maintenance Module - Part 1

August 14, 2014

The Maintenance Module is an excellent tool for managing your department’s apparatus and equipment. Recently, we’ve added new functionality to the module that allows you to schedule ...

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Creating Powerful Post-Incident Analyses

July 31, 2014

Post-Incident Analyses (PIAs), After Action Reports, Incident Debriefings, Tailboard Talks…all are examples of what every fire department does after both major and minor incidents. In fact, if ...

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Exposures...exposed!

July 09, 2014

As firefighters, we typically think of exposures as adjacent property that is relatively close to a working fire. Chandler Fire (AZ) provides this definition in their glossary of fire terms:

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