Fire Accountability & Incident Command

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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ISO & Incident Command – Working Together For Safety

At American Trade Mark, we understand that the incident commander and incident safety officer are anything but redundant on an active fire scene. These two roles work in tandem to keep everyone on-site informed and as safe as possible. We want to help you with more effective IC & ISO fireground communications. ISO Vs. IC If IC and ISO aren't different names for the same duty, then what's the difference? While the incident commander is responsible for overall fire scene order...
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Tools For Coordinating Emergency Response

Track departments and communicate more efficiently with tools for coordinating emergency response from American Trade Mark. When multiple departments get involved on high-stress scenes, you want to be as prepared as possible. Preplanning and the proper gear may give you the edge you're looking for. Clear Communication Is Essential For maximum safety and swift action, you need to know who is where, what your resources are, and to be able to quickly communicate changes as your scene evolves. The same concept...
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Better Incident Command In The Wildland Urban Interface

As fires in the wildland-urban interface continue to rise, so do the demands on structural-based fire departments to face these challenging environments. At American Trade Mark, we want to better equip incident commanders and their fire crews for the unique circumstances that arise in the WUI. Unique Challenges Of The WUI The balance between firefighter safety and fire suppression priorities becomes even more challenging during wildland-urban firefighting. The incident commander has to not only accurately record the status of the scene...
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