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Bob Pessemier is a former Lieutenant with the Kent, WA fire department and has spent the last 20+ years in a number of sales, partner management, training, and leadership roles with public safety related technology companies. He offers his consulting services to public safety software companies and public safety agencies. Bob holds a Masters degree in Emergency & Disaster Management and is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of the Public Safety Technology Review.
Got Radios? Rhetorical question Farley!
You probably have radios coming out your ears. The little black boxes are more prolific than rabbits. They’re everywhere. Sometimes it seems like everyone in your department has one, maybe two, sometimes three of four. For the folks in the radio shop, keeping track of these nasty, noisy, nettlesome little buggers is a pressure packed job.
The new explorers - Redwood City CA PD
People used to think the world was flat. Maps showed the far uncharted regions as fearsome and mysterious places. Unexplored areas were labeled “Beyond this point there be dragons.” It took a few courageous people like Drake, Columbus, and Magellan to dispel the myths. Chief JR Gamez and the Redwood City CA Police Department have shown the courage and innovation these explorers would have been proud of.
Saving lives is all about getting information. When someone calls 9-1-1, the only information a dispatcher gets is a phone number and an address. The dispatcher has to ask a lot of questions to get additional critical information. What if that information came up on a screen as the call came in? That would save time - and if you can save time you can save lives. The smart way to do 911 is to have important information attached to the caller. This is what Smart911 from Rave Mobile Safety can do for you.
In the 1800’s, if you could jump a candlestick without putting out the flame then good fortune was coming your way. It was a form of fortune telling. The modern version of an old poem might go something like this:
- Jack be nimble
- Jack be quick
- Jack - jump over the technical, financial, and operational candlesticks so public safety agencies can achieve a new level of situational awareness right now.
If you are a first responder you are probably familiar with WISER which provides a broad range of information about hazardous materials. You may not be familiar with CHEMM-IST (Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management Intelligent Syndrome Tool) which is an online decision support tool to help you make rapid and competent medical treatment decisions in the field. The goals of this resource are to:
- Enable first responders, first receivers, other healthcare providers, and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving chemicals
- Provide a comprehensive, user-friendly, web-based resource that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the internet is not accessible
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