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Maximize the effectiveness of EMS field training [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Apr 12, 2018 12:00:22 PM

No matter how much training new emergency medical technicians undergo in paramedic programs, they'll have to learn some of their essential skills from field training officers.

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Ensure police officers have current de-escalation training [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Jan 3, 2018 3:51:13 PM

De-escalation training is one of the most in-demand skills among police officers today. When called on to quell civil unrest or manage tense situations of any kind peacefully, personnel should be up-to-date on the latest tactics and techniques.

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Keep careful records of self-directed EMS training [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Nov 22, 2017 9:32:55 AM

EMS personnel are responding to the convenience and flexibility of training programs completed by computer on their own schedules. Departmental leaders embracing this exciting new type of education have to keep accurate records of these sessions, or else they're undercutting training's value.

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Effectively managing EMS field training [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Nov 8, 2017 10:56:57 AM

Carefully managing a field training officer program can help an EMS department safeguard its community. Failure with such an undertaking, however, can harm the reputation of an agency and put lives in danger.

Organizations need to make sure they select only qualified and prepared field training officers; candidates should be compassionate, professional and well-educated in department procedures.

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Rapid response training benefits all public safety agencies [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Sep 28, 2017 5:47:20 PM

When dealing with rapid response to dangerous circumstances, public safety agencies must quickly and seamlessly communicate with one another. Open lines of contact and well-coordinated training can help emergency personnel take control of these situations.

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Multidisciplinary rapid response teams require training [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

May 4, 2017 9:46:41 PM

Calls for service that require a multi-agency response can result in complications. Typically, officers, firefighters and EMS professionals do not train together. This can result in confusion and communication barriers on the scene.

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Body cameras for police call for ongoing training [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Apr 19, 2017 2:18:03 PM

Around the country, body worn cameras are becoming an important part of a police department's tech tool kit. However, simply buying these devices isn't enough - policies are needed to ensure proper use and to help officers protect and serve the people in their communities.

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New technology promises to help first responders [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Feb 9, 2017 2:15:44 PM

When emergency personnel respond to a call, they need to grasp the situation at once to formulate a response. New software is helping them get the data they need in a hurry.

Departments around the country have taken on pre-plan programs that use touchscreen interfaces to give police, fire and EMS personnel information such as floor plans and notices about residents who may require special attention during a rescue. This data takes some of the guesswork out of emergency response, and shaves precious minutes off of response time.

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New Police Technology Increases Need for Training [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Apr 18, 2016 12:39:51 PM

It's becoming increasingly clear that new technology is helping police officers do their jobs. The algorithms that support predictive policing software, for example, make it easier to prevent crime sprees.

While this is good news for neighborhood safety, it is important for proponents of policing technology to understand that the software alone cannot make a difference without dedicated officers to back it up.

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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.