Fire Accountability & Incident Command

Firefighter Safety During Post-Fire Flooding & Debris Flows

Firefighter Safety is a multi-agency effort, so our New Jersey-based American Trade Mark Company team provides systems and tools to promote safety when working with hazards such as post-fire flooding and debris flow. Accountability and custom tag systems can help incident commanders stay on top of where their teams are currently deployed while tracking the medical background of each firefighter as necessary. This information becomes vital in a flood or debris flow situation when emergency response personnel may be dispersed...
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The 3 Keys to Fireground Safety – Preparation, Communication and Training

Our team at the New Jersey-based American Trade Mark company knows that a firefighter’s career is made up of hundreds of safe individual runs to a fireground each time those alarm bells go off. Fireground safety requires systems and routines; therefore, we provide several tools to help commanders and crews stay safe. Fire departments should use incident command systems plus equipment tag systems routinely to keep units safe. Preparation Is Your Responsibility Consistency Is Key In Preparation Create Systems...
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Increase Firefighter PPE Compliance With Accountability Tools

American Trade Mark wants to ensure that every hero gets home safely, which is why we sell top-tier personal protective equipment and accountability tools to fire stations all over the country. However, safety gear is only helpful if your crews are actually using it correctly, so here are some suggestions regarding how to increase compliance. The Importance Of PPE Personal protective equipment (PPE) is important because it helps protect firefighters from injury and death when responding to an emergency. PPE includes...
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3 Reasons Firefighter Communications Are Important During COVID

During a time of mask-wearing and social distancing are firefighters really at risk? After all, they wear all that gear and are trained to deal with all sorts of hazards. While fire personnel might not be the first, first responders you think of on the front lines of COVID-19, there are definite reasons to keep foreground communications a priority. Firefighters often travel from place to place. They end up living and bunking in close proximity to one another. After duty, they return...
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The 5 C’s Of Fireground Radio Communications

Share information quickly and clearly in an emergency. Efficient resource allocation, firefighter safety, and accountability systems all rely on the right information getting to the right people on time. This flow of facts and statuses is only as strong as each member along the line. Make sure everyone in your chain of command understands the importance of how, when, and why to use their portable two-way radio. At American Trademark, we've put together some tips and tricks to help you...
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Preventing Firefighter Hazards With Better Fireground Communication

Firefighters put their lives on the line day in and day out, year after year. Can better fireground communications be the missing link in your injury prevention protocols? Explore the trials facing our first responders with tips and tools from American Trade Mark to help reduce accidents and injuries on the fire scene. Top Firefighter Hazards Firefighting hazards extend far beyond fiery infernos, smoke inhalation, and building collapses. Depending on your fire department's location, you may be responding to chemical spills,...
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Accessories & Custom Products For Incident Accountability Systems

At American Trade Mark, we manufacture and distribute custom products and accessories to compliment your incident accountability systems. We understand that fire departments, EMS, and other first responders have different needs when organizing incident command and accountability systems. Our customized tags, labels, decals, and command boards attempt to personalize these systems for better usability. Custom Firefighter Car Plates Custom Accountability Tags Custom Equipment Marker Decals Custom Command Board Layouts Custom Printed Car & Motorcycle Plates Mark department vehicles or show your police, rescue squad, firefighter,...
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Choosing The Right Command Boards To Improve Fireground Communications

At American Trade Mark, we offer incident command boards for departments of all sizes and styles of firefighting fireground communications. Which is the right command board for your team? We’ve gathered some information to help you make the right choice. Our Available Options All of our incident command boards are made to stand the tests of a busy fire scene. We understand the need to keep things sturdy, yet compact, and most of all, to get all the information you need...
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7 Strategies For Effective Fireground Communications

Ensuring effective fireground communications for both firefighters and incident command with strategic planning and gear from American Trade Mark. Time is of the essence during an incident, so it’s necessary that all fire personnel are on the same page with each other, using clear and organized radio communication techniques. We provide tips and tools to help make that happen. Tips For Effective Communication We've put together seven simple tips for you to consider as you create and revise your department's fireground communications protocols and...
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Fire Department Communication Tips For Bad Weather

Improve fireground communication and firefighter safety with fire department communication tips for bad weather from American Trade Mark, your reliable source for accountability and incident command tools nationwide. There’s no such thing as a snow day for firefighters. Inclement weather only makes the job at hand more vital and dangerous. Having a good safety plan in place that addresses severe weather goes a long way to lower risks and prevent disaster. Tips For Communication During Inclement Weather Rain, hail, wind, and...
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