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Instilling, developing and monitoring professionalism in firefighter crews [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

May 29, 2019 10:07:54 AM

Officers within fire departments should have high expectations of professionalism and responsibility from the members of their crews. Setting and maintaining these standards can help personnel individually and assist the department in protecting its community.

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Topics: Firefighters

Disaster countermeasures involve mass EMS cooperation [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Apr 22, 2019 11:08:33 AM

When a natural disaster strikes, it's common for first responders to cooperate with personnel from other departments, rushing aid to where it's most needed. For example, the recent response to Hurricane Florence drew specialized assistance from EMS crews from up and down the East Coast.

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Topics: EMS, Police, Firefighters

Tracking empowerment and accountability in police departments [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Feb 11, 2019 9:56:10 AM

Leadership and personnel development within police departments are complex processes, due to the unique and frequently dangerous nature of the work. Knowing the capabilities of subordinates and entrusting them with the right level of responsibility are essential qualities for departmental leaders.

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Topics: Police, Training

Teamwork and Unity: Essential in Corrections [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Jan 8, 2019 6:05:45 PM

Corrections workforces must be united in both the way they present themselves and their internal dynamics. Breakdowns in communication or teamwork can put officers at risk. Supervisors must create a highly accountable workplace culture and address any problems as soon as they arise.

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Topics: Corrections

FirstNet Launches, Bringing New Possibilities - and New Training Needs [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Dec 20, 2018 3:38:23 PM

AT&T's FirstNet communication network for first responders has the potential to drastically improve connectivity and communication in the field. With this secure, high-capacity network at their fingertips, emergency personnel can share video and other information more easily than ever before.

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Topics: EMS, Training

New Response Strategies Prepare EMS for Active Shooter Incidents [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Oct 29, 2018 2:52:51 PM

The role of emergency medical professionals in active shooter incidents is critical - but also dangerous. The National Fire Protection Association recently unveiled a nationwide standard to help all first responders safely execute their roles in such a situation.

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Topics: EMS, Police, Firefighters

The importance of scheduling for corrections officers [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Oct 23, 2018 5:01:38 PM

Managing today's correctional facilities is demanding, difficult and sometimes dangerous. When you house hundreds of convicted criminals in one building, effective management is critical to the safety of inmates, workers and the surrounding community.

Today's correctional leaders should always be implementing practices that increase collaboration among criminal justice officials. Frequent cross-departmental collaboration can create improved conditions that may lead to a reduction in the steady increase of inmates.

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Topics: Corrections

Incident Action Plans Help Firefighters Battle Forest Fires [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Oct 15, 2018 11:57:56 AM

Fighting forest fires is a dangerous but essential part of firefighting in rural areas. When departments prepare and set high-level strategic guidelines, they can improve their effectiveness at battling the blazes and improve the chances that everyone gets back safely.

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Topics: Firefighters

EMS fatigue: Countering this dangerous condition [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Oct 5, 2018 10:45:42 AM

If EMS clinicians are performing their tasks while fatigued, they are at risk of suffering terrible consequences. Problems such as lack of sleep, heavy workloads and long working hours can wear EMS personnel out, putting them in danger.

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Topics: EMS

Officer culture positively transforms EMS operations [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Sep 27, 2018 12:40:25 PM

Emergency medical services supervisors have to handle their employees effectively in demanding, life-or-death situations. One way to improve accountability and overall effectiveness in EMS settings involves adopting company officer culture, a mainstay in fire departments. Each individual must know what he or she is responsible for and who to report to.

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Topics: EMS

About Orion Communications

As workforce management and data interface experts, Orion Communications is a leading provider of public safety workforce management software.  Orion’s AgencyWeb® software helps agencies simplify complex workforce management processes and reduce labor cost. Orion has been serving the public safety industry since 1998 and is a certified women-owned business headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

For more information, please contact Jackie Belasky at 214-361-1203, #2413 or jbelasky@orioncom.com.