N-FORS 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

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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

Three Tools for Real Decision-Making in the Fire Service

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Sangen Shugi Sangen what? Is that some kind of sushi?  And what in the world does this have to do with the fire service? While reading Driving Honda – Inside the World’s Most Innovative Car Company by Jeffrey Rothfeder, I was fascinated by the principle of sangen shugi. This is the process Honda follows before … 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

3 Ways To Get Involved With Emergency Reporting

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“Team Appreciation” is something that is highly important in the fire service and it is equally as important in our company. It means working together to achieve more. At our head office in Bellingham, you’ll find that we have a lot of teams working together to do what we do best – Fire and Records … 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