NFIRS: Why You Should Report Your Data

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Although reporting your incident data may not be compulsory, the advantages far outweigh any downside. I’d like to begin by clearing up some misconceptions. Misconception #1: It’s a requirement. Yes or No; it depends where you live. Reporting to NFIRS is not a requirement from the national level. Some states directly require departments to submit … Continued


NFORS Update (National Fire Operations Reporting System)

Emergency Reporting is committed to supporting all relevant state and national fire and EMS standards. We are aware of emerging standards from NFORS, but due to recent transition in that group we have not received any specifications. We would welcome contact with any department that has information describing any specific requirement necessary for NFORS. Read … Continued


Why I Work at Emergency Reporting

It’s really quite simple: the people. There’s more to it, but it all comes down to the people that make up this company. I’ve been with Emergency Reporting since 2011, first as a part-time Regional Trainer and then becoming full-time in 2013 as the DoD / International Trainer. During these five years, I’ve always been … Continued


Top 10 Tips to Get Ready for the New Year

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With the new year upon us, let’s celebrate the wins of 2015 and prepare to make 2016 another successful year. We’re pleased to offer our new years gift to you – The Top 10 Emergency Reporting Tips & Features you need to know as you roll into another full year of serving your communities, managing … Continued


What’s Your Department’s Story?

What is your department’s ‘story’? Does it include the time C-shift rounded up some snakes and put them in the pillowcases of some A-shifters? If so, you may be thinking of a different type of story (but that’s still a good one, nonetheless). When thinking of what your department’s story is, here’s a good question … Continued


A Better Way To Gauge Safety: How to Implement NFPA 1500 [Part 3]

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Now that you have been introduced to the Safety Analytics tool, where do you begin the task of actually starting to implement your safety and health program? In the final segment of this blog article series, we will answer that question. Learn from Experience As stated previously, compliance with NFPA 1500 is a daunting, manpower-intensive, … Continued


A Better Way To Gauge Safety: Measure NFPA 1500 Requirements [Part 2]

measure NFPA 1500 requirements

Safety Analytics was created to help your department measure its compliance with NFPA 1500 by measuring key requirements in the document. A Better Way To Gauge Safety: Measure NFPA 1500 Requirements Part 1 explored the first five gauges of Safety Analytics that measure NFPA 1500 requirements for your department. Keep in mind that these were … Continued


A Better Way To Gauge Safety: Measure NFPA 1500 Requirements [Part 1]

measure NFPA 1500 requirements

As a result of our groundbreaking partnership with the University of Texas Arlington, Emergency Reporting is pleased to announce an industry first: a web-based tool to help you manage the health and safety of your most important resource your staff through a tool that helps you measure NFPA 1500 requirements and compliance within your department. … Continued


A State of the Art Solution: Pennsylvania and Emergency Reporting Team Up

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On July 1, 2015, Emergency Reporting will become the preferred records management partner of the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OFSC). As a result of this partnership, every fire department in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has the opportunity to begin using Emergency Reporting for reporting their incident data to the Pennsylvania Fire Information … Continued