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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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Hazmat & Industrial Fires: Firefighter Safety Tips & Tools

Get, communicate with, and track the people and information you need during your next hazmat response call with tips and tools from American Trade Mark. Be better prepared for hazardous chemical and industrial fires. We want to help you maximize firefighter safety during all types of potential response situations. Chemical Fire Response Challenges Many hazmat firefighters find themselves in low-frequency, but very high-risk situations. Because of manufacturing, shipping, and waste cleanup efforts, even rural departments may have to respond to a...
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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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Infectious Disease Outbreak Safety Tips For First Responders

American Trade Mark is committed to helping keep our first responders nationwide safe and secure during these difficult and troubling times. One of the most critical elements of safety during a worldwide pandemic is universal management systems that allow each department to work together while simultaneously keeping one another safe. In order to slow the spread of a viral outbreak, clear fireground communications and incident command responsibilities have become more imperative than ever before. Fighting Infectious Disease Keeping our first responders and healthcare...
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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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5 Strategies For EMS Safety

American Trade Mark knows what it means to develop strategies for EMS safety. Our years of experience working as first responders - and with them - has taught us many things to add to our knowledge box when it comes to emergency management and safety strategies. Embrace Progress Over Perfection It would be impossible to prevent all the issues that may compromise the safety of your team. A better strategy may be to work towards reducing the number of incidents overall....
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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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Firefighter Tags Limit Chemical Exposure

Limit chemical exposure hazards in your firefighters with accountability tags from American Trade Mark. Knowing who is where when dangerous health hazards are uncovered is essential. You want to make sure everyone is aware and prepared. We offer these easy-to-use tools to fire departments nationwide to help keep your first responder crews safe. Firefighter Tags? Firefighter accountability tags help keep track of who is onsite and where they are during a call. The first apparatus to arrive becomes the safety check-in point....
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