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Why after all these years, there is still a Communications Problem?

Posted by Paul Calderwood on August 16, 2017

It seems like right on the heels of my article about the Fort McMurray wildfires and the issues that they faced, there now comes the after action report from the wildfires that happened here in my home state of Tennessee. Residents are demanding answers to the questions of why 14 people died, why 2400 homes and buildings were lost and why many people did not get any advanced warning to evacuate the threatened areas.

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Topics: interoperability, Communications problems, fire line, radio channels, Emergency traffic, Fort McMurray wildfire, fire, Forest Service

Public Safety: Here's Why You Should Encourage the Millennial Generation

Posted by Dakota Duncan on August 7, 2017

Throughout the past ten years, public safety has drastically seen many changes that not only affect the way we conduct operations but also in how we must conduct ourselves.

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Topics: emergency management, law enforcement, fire department, EMS, police department, recruitment, Paramedic

Communications Interoperability: Lessons to be learned from the Fort McMurray Wildfire

Posted by Paul Calderwood on July 25, 2017

In the first part of this article, I talked about the Alberta First Responder Radio Communications System (AFRRCS) and lessons learned from the Fort McMurray wildfire. This week, I will talk about other important communications issues raised in the KPMG report.

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Topics: communications interoperability, radio patch, radio frequency, emergency

3 Emergency Managers you should follow on LinkedIn

Posted by Base Camp Connect on July 6, 2017

LinkedIn is a great place to stay on top of the latest emergency management news. This is why we have selected 3 emergency management experts that you should start following today. If you know other people who deserve to be mentioned, feel free to share their names in the comment section!

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Topics: emergency management, public safety, Emergency Management Influencers

What can we Learn from the Fort McMurray Wildfire Report

Posted by Paul Calderwood on July 3, 2017

During the early part of May 2016, there was a very serious wildfire that broke out in the area of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. I have just read through the KPMG Fort McMurray Wildfire Report. KPMG was hired to do an after-action review of the entire event, make recommendations, and find lessons learned from this massive fire event. For the purposes of this article, I am going to look at the issues that were faced by the fire official from the communications aspects of the fire.

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Topics: emergency management, Disaster Risk Reduction, Two-way radio network, Fire response, Radio communications system, ICS system

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