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ICS For Search & Rescue Teams

Locate victims while keeping your first responders as safe as possible with ICS for search and rescue teams. Whether you're dealing with a fire, building collapse, construction accident, urban, rural, or wilderness situation, there are steps you can take to manage and coordinate your rescue squads. Our heavy-duty, user-friendly incident command and accountability systems can help. After all, efficient, effective, economical incident command starts with the right training and the right tools. Can organize and handle single or multi-agency response...
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Incident Management Tips For Major Traffic Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents happen every day. In order to protect first responders like firefighters, police, and EMS teams, it's important to manage car accident scenes carefully. We've put together five incident management tips to help you increase both driver and EMS safety. Increase Visibility By Roping Off The Area Communicate Clear Roles To All Responders Implement Incident Command Boards & Systems Control Traffic Flow To Prevent Secondary Accidents Wear Brightly Colored Clothing 1. Safely Mark Off The Accident Scene When emergency...
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6 Steps For Better Police ICS

Police incident command is essential for ensuring the safety of officers and the public. At American Trade Mark, we've put together 6 tips and tools to better your department's ICS strategy. Use Accountability Tags Add Reflective Helmet Decals Clearly Lay Out Your Command Structure Incorporate ICS Into Daily Operations Test Your ICS Regularly Collect Feedback From Your Officers 1. Use Accountability Tags To Track Personnel Accountability tags track police personnel as they enter or exit a call. Your incident commander will...
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4 Tools For EMS & Paramedic Scene Safety

EMS and paramedics are often the first lines of help on an emergency scene. From fires to protests to car accidents in bad weather, these first responders save lives in some of the most dangerous and chaotic situations. Unfortunately, the risk for accidents is high, and an injured paramedic can’t help anyone. Scene Management Tools Help Keep Your Teams Safe We want to help you take care of your emergency response teams with these four EMS and paramedic scene safety tools. ...
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4 PPE Tips For Police & Law Enforcement During A Pandemic

Our police officers and other law enforcement personnel often don’t have the luxury of a protective six feet of space from potential corona virus carriers. Emergency calls put these brave men and women in close contact with people, day in and day out. With so much conflicting information out there and a market flooded with “protective” equipment, how can you be sure your first responders safe? Know what is considered PPE in regard to the current pandemic. Optimize your...
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Crowds & COVID – 5 Ways To Protect Firefighters

COVID-19 has impacted our communities in every way. Surprisingly, however, despite warnings to distance socially and stay home as much as possible, there is still a need for firefighters to respond to calls at mass gatherings. The aggressive response to issues surrounding immigration, racial injustice, and civil rights violations only seem to be heightened by the loss of life, economic struggles, disruptions to routine, and anxieties related to the coronavirus. As incident commanders, how do you protect your firefighters from...
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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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Protecting Firefighters On Resort & Hotel Fire Scenes

Hotel and resort fires are unique because of the sheer size, height, and number of people involved. There are steps you can take to protect your firefighters on these challenging scenes. At American Trade Mark, we want to help you prevent injuries and loss of life with the information and tools you need. We believe that rapid planning, efficient information distribution, and firefighter tracking all help. Historic Hotel & Resort Fires December 7, 1946 - 119 people were killed during the Winecoff...
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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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Tracking First Responders In Hoarder Home Fires

Tracking first responders in hoarder home fires is crucial for safety, and at American Trade Mark, we want to help you with awareness and the tools you need to keep your crews and communities safe during an emergency. Many people don't realize how dangerous holding on to things can be to themselves, their neighbors, and the people who are prepared to put themselves on the line in the event of an emergency. Hoarding - A Massive Problem A compulsive hoarding issue...
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