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Animal Rescue Team Improves Efficiency with Rover Alerting Software

Fire departments are the most common agencies that use ROVER alerting software, but there’s been an increase in different types of agencies implementing Rover into their daily operations and reaping the benefits. One such agency is the non-profit Westmoreland County Animal Rescue Team (CART) in Pennsylvania. Westmoreland CART handles any local 911 calls involving animals, including technical…

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Building Mental Health Initiatives Into Your Fire Station Wellness Program

It is widely understood that firefighting is a physically rigorous job that requires members to dedicate time and effort toward maintaining optimal physical fitness. But it is becoming increasingly recognized that firefighting can take a toll on “mental fitness” – and that great effort should also be placed in helping those in the fire service…

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Top Software Programs for Fire Chiefs and Public Safety Data Managers

When asked what your favorite part of your fire service job is, we’re willing to bet you wouldn’t say “data management.” Even though it’s not typically the most appealing aspect of the job, we all know that fire department data management is a very necessary part of the gig. We may not have signed up…

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Protecting Your Fire Department Againsst Cyber Attacks

The advances in technology over the past couple of decades have greatly impacted the fire service, helping to keep firefighters safer, better prepared, and able to do their jobs more efficiently. But as we all know, technology use comes with risks of cyberattacks. According to a Clark School study at the University of Maryland, there…

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Top Firefighter-Related Podcasts You’ll Want to Subscribe To ASAP

If you’re a firefighter and love listening to podcasts (or are wanting to try out a podcast for the first time), this post is for you. Between firefighting, training, family, volunteering, working a second job, continuing education, or just dealing with the everyday hectic-ness of life in general, many firefighters find it challenging to stay…

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