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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.

Individual fire departments and interdepartmental teams dedicated to forest fire control can benefit from having access to detailed incident action plans with optimal resource utilization – be it for different vehicles or the equipment needed to activate first responder units. Having all available data in an easily accessible, centralized location allows for smarter decision-making.

This is where public safety workforce management software integrated with CAD systems plays a key role in emergency preparedness. By providing real-time information about available staffing and equipment – along with each unit's capabilities – CAD systems can activate units from multiple agencies.

Having access to personnel and equipment across jurisdictional boundaries means departments can dispatch qualified resources from the nearest location regardless of the incident's jurisdiction. It's a powerful combination of effective resource planning and emergency preparedness.

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Topics: Firefighters