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Incident Action Plans For Fire Scenes & Emergency Response

Don’t get caught off guard on your next emergency response call. At American Trade Mark, we’ve put together tips to help you create a strong incident action plan. We want to be prepared for every fire scene, natural disaster, or other call for help. Find out how planning ahead and making use of the best tools in the business can keep your crew safe. What Is An Incident Action Plan? An incident action plan (IAP) weighs the risk and benefits of...
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Forest Fires & Fire Scene Safety

Whether you are on a dedicated woodland fire crew or IC for a structural firefighting team that also deals with forest fires from time to time, fire scene safety is crucial. At American Trademark, we have put together some wildfire safety tips to help keep your emergency personnel safe. Wildland Fire Hazards Being unaware of the unique hazards surrounding forest fires not only puts you at a disadvantage tactically but can put your team in real danger. It’s best to treat...
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High Stress Communication Tips: Fireground & On Scene

At American Trademark we've put together some high-stress communication tips for when your crews are on the fireground or on the scene of an emergency. We offer incident commander's nationwide safety products for tracking firefighters, EMTs, and other first responders. We hope these tips help further your ability to communicate safely. The Importance Of Emergency Communication Being the incident commander isn’t easy. You keep your crewmembers accounted for and out of harm's way on the scene. Organized and clear communication is...
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Emergency Management – How Command Boards Save Lives

At American Trademark, we understand that to run an effective emergency response team it takes tremendous dedication, perseverance, and organization. So, we provide command boards and accountability tools to help EMS incident commanders organize and coordinate. When any type of first responder group uses a personnel accountability board effectively, that organization can potentially improve response times, outcomes, prevent confusion, and even save lives. Using Command Boards For Many Types Of Emergencies Our command boards have been used effectively by fire departments for...
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Fire & EMS Incident Command Tips For Active Shooter Scenes

During a time when first responders are being asked to be prepared for more than the volleys of nature and accidents, we at American Trademark have put together some useful fire and EMS incident command tips for active shooter scenes. Mass casualty incidents on the news have evolved until we are plagued multiple times a year with reports of these mass shootings. Though unpredictable in nature, we hope lessons learned from past encounters will help us all prepare, act,...
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EMS Command Boards – Accountability & Safety Initiatives

Count on EMS command boards from American Trade Mark to promote safety and accountability for first responders, emergency response teams, and paramedics. Our emergency management systems help your incident command officers keep chaos at bay and focus life-saving efforts where they are needed the most. Best of all, these tools can be customized to meet the unique needs of your agency or department. START Triage Command Boards Our Flex Commander incident command board with EMS option is specifically designed for EMS...
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How to Keep Firefighters Safe During Defensive Firefighting

If you're wondering how to keep firefighters safe during defensive firefighting, count on the products from American Trade Mark for optimal fireground safety. More and more fire stations are relying on accountability systems to keep firefighters safe and free of injury during a defensive attack. We look forward to helping you keep your team safe. Our Defensive Firefighting Products Fireground safety products should fit your fire department size as well as the specific safety hazards you face. Our firefighter safety products...
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Wildland Fire Safety Products

At American Trade Mark, we serve nationwide as a leading manufacturer of wildland fire safety products. We specialized in incident command and accountability systems. Each product is designed to keep your wildland firefighters safe. Improving Wildland Firefighting Monitoring a fire scene is complicated at the best of times. These complications increase in the case of Wildland fires. Our products are designed to keep track of firefighters, known firefighter hazards and maintain fire scene safety. To further meet the needs of your...
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Risk Management & Firefighter Injury

At American Trademark, we want to help you with risk management and firefighter injury prevention. Risk management for firefighter injuries is a proactive approach to fire scene safety that begins long before a call comes in. Policy changes and new program implementations may seem like a complicated hassle, not to mention a costly expense to many departments. We hope that we can be a part of an effective, manageable plan that works for your team. Risk Management Strategies For Success Ideally,...
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Tips For Accountability Officers

At American Trademark, we've put together a list of useful tips for accountability officers. You know us as a reliable source for the tools incident commanders need to get the job done right. Incident command systems are critical to maintaining safety on the fire scene. This approach falls apart when not appropriately implemented or when crews don't cooperate. Here are some tips on how to use the resources available to easily and effectively track your personnel. Efficient, Effective ICS Implementation Establish...
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