Are you still using paper binders with outdated pre-plan information? Or perhaps an RMS based program containing “too much” information, making it take too long to find what you need? Are you pre-planning at all? If your Fire Department is like most, pre-planning is an area that could (and should) be improved upon?
Often described as the “best pre-plan program we’ve ever seen” by Fire Service personnel, eFirstView® was developed as a “best of breed” solution that is very easy to use, ensuring First Responders USE it! Displaying your most critical pre-plan information on a summary page, First Responders and Incident Commanders have the quick and EASYaccess to the information they need to more safely and effectively respond to emergency incidents. Additionally, touch screen access to view your floor plans, site plans, aerial imagery, videos, along with a an easy to use drawing program, adds to the many features and related benefits below:
- Integration with CAD for Instant Access to Pre-Plans “On the Fly”
- Integrated HAZMAT Mitigation program (single point of reference for all HAZMAT data)
- Pre-Plan data import capabilities from existing RMS programs
- Interoperable data sharing between Fire, Police, & Mutual Aid Agencies
- Improve the safety of your First Responders & the citizens they protect
- Reduce building loss from fire, smoke & water damage
- Reduce your liability & litigation exposure in the event of any casualties
- Ask about eFirstOnline®, our web based version for pre-plan data collection, & optional Revenue Generation
We invite you to learn more about eFirstView® & eFirstOnline® and how you can affordably improve the safety & operational capabilities of your First Responders. If you’d like to see a live demo or would like more information, please fill out the demo request form below.
In a disaster, local officials and relief workers cannot reach everyone immediately. Help may not arrive for hours or days. You and your family — and don’t forget to include the needs of those with disabilities — need to be prepared ahead of time because you won’t have time to shop or search for the supplies you will need when a disaster strikes.
Most disasters are natural disasters, the result of some force of nature, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods. Some natural disasters can be predicted, such as hurricanes and severe winter storms, while others, such as tornadoes and earthquakes, happen with little or no warning.
Some disasters are the cause of human actions, intentional or unintentional. A disaster plan will help with safety, security, and comfort.
Regardless of the type of disaster, there are things you can do to prepare. Contact your local Red Cross chapter, visit the FEMA Web site, or Ready.gov to make sure you are aware of the potential for natural disasters in your community. After you have identified the types of disasters that could strike where you live, create a family disaster plan that can apply to any type of disaster – natural, unintentional, or intentional.
Prepare an emergency supplies kit
Disaster can occur suddenly and without warning. They can be frightening for adults, but they are traumatic for children if they don’t know what to do when these events occur. Children depend on daily routines. When an emergency disturbs their routine, children can become nervous. In an emergency, they’ll look to parents or other adults to help.
How parents react to an emergency gives children an indication on how to act. They see their parents’ fear as proof that the danger is real. A parent’s response during this time may have a long-term impact. Including children in the family’s recovery plans will help them feel that their life will return to normal.
Families should prepare an emergency supplies kit (PDF, 257 KB) and develop a plan. Practice your plan so that everyone will remember what to do in an emergency. Everyone in the home, including children, should play a part in the family’s response and recovery efforts. Remember: make the plan simple so everyone can remember the details.
NFPA’s Wildfire Safety Guides
Wildfire hazard is a growing threat to communities around the United States. In 2011, the National Interagency Fire Center reported nearly 75,000 wildfires in the U.S., the majority of which were a result of human activities. Preferences for second homes, suburban lifestyles, and the desire to live closer to nature have pushed populations into the “wildland-urban interface” (WUI) — areas with more vegetation, parks, and forests than their city center and older suburb counterparts. Living closer to nature offers many benefits, but all too often the risk of brush, grass, or forest fires gets overlooked. This guide is designed to help planners and local communities considering wildfire regulations to understand their options and implement a successful public process to adopt effective WUI tools that match local needs.