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Incident command policy: Defining system roles and responsibilities

The incident command structure (ICS) is the foundation of firefighting and emergency operations,...

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Fire department drug and alcohol policy

A fire department drug and alcohol policy will protect the department, its members, and the public.

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Fire department ride-along policy

A fire department ride-along policy allows for community involvement while giving students and...

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7 Essential policies for fire departments and EMS

Explore the most critical fire service policies and EMS policies that every first responder agency...

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5 benefits of policy management software for fire

Bring your fire department’s policy and procedure manual to life with the right software tool.

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How to acquire funding from the American Rescue Plan Act

An overview of how to unlock funds for use within your agency.

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Increase Trust and Transparency With Public-Facing Documents

PowerDMS helps the public sector share crucial information with their communities, simplifying the...

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Policy and procedure management for fire

Policies are the fundamental building blocks of excellence in any organization. Here's how to...

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Fire Department Accreditation

Becoming accredited is neither easy nor cheap. If you are considering fire department...

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Recruiting and Training the Millennial Firefighter

Fire departments have an advantage when it comes to recruiting millennials since the work is...

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Rethinking SOPs/SOGs in the fire service

The fire service is almost entirely results-based, but should fire departments treat policies and...

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Role of policies in firefighter safety

Policies, SOPs, and SOGs lay the groundwork for safety in the fire service. Here's how to improve...

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Improving fire department communications

Fire departments face unique challenges when it comes to internal communications. Technology tools...

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Women in the Fire Service

The fire service lags far behind other industries in employing women. Here's how to write policies...

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Fire department drone policies

Many fire departments are using drones to aid with fireground operations. Here’s how to develop...

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Opioids and the Fire Service

Regardless of income, race, gender, education, or other demographics, America’s opiate problem has...

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Breaking Down Silos in Public Safety

We sat down with Commander Ana Lalley and Battalion Chief Richard Carter from Elgin, IL, to learn...

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The benefits of going digital for pre fire planning

Fire departments shouldn't keep paper site plans in binders, risking damage or being outdated. The...

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14 pieces of critical content for first responders

Excellence begins and ends with readiness. How many of these pieces of critical content do you have...

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A Better Approach for Fire Department Testing

Fire department testing is a critical way to ensure your staff understands essential information....

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Firefighter Readiness

Firefighters must be prepared to respond to all sorts of situations. Here's how well-managed...

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Tips for Budgeting for Technology in the Fire Service

Fire departments need to utilize the latest tools and technology to fight fires in the 21st...

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4 effective ways to improve fireground operations

Improving fireground operations can be done with efficient communication tools. This ensures that...

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Social media policy for the fire service

Using social media in the fire service can be helpful in many ways. But like any technology, you...

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Creating a Culture of Ethics and Integrity in the Fire Service

Fire departments must build a culture that encourages integrity, trust, and ethical behavior....

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ISO Ratings for Fire Departments

Learn about ISO ratings for fire departments with our informative guide. PowerDMS provides...

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Technology in the Fire Service

Technology in the fire service can improve firefighter safety and readiness. Here are a few of the...

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