Over the past year the COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth difficult circumstances for individuals across the globe. The good news is that new vaccination practices and techniques are helping curb the spread of the Coronavirus.
Helping firefighters and the communities they protect is our mission. And using data to analyze current performance metrics and agency capabilities helps the fire service team improve public safety for everyone.
Fire departments are tasked with the responsibility of maintaining public safety and protection. As part of their duties—they’re required to act and respond appropriately to a number of unexpected events and emergencies. Although teams cannot always be fully prepared for unforeseen circumstances—they must practice necessary precautions while always being mindful of extraordinary occurrences.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a number of ongoing challenges for the fire service. Daily operations have been impacted in unprecedented ways—including increased demand for PPE on calls, social distancing requirements, and quarantining guidelines. Wildfire season is currently in full swing, and the COVID pandemic has created additional issues for federal, state, and local agencies.
Intterra and Western Fire Chiefs Association have partnered in a webinar series focusing on COVID-19 and wildfire.
Episode 1 from the series highlights areas of concern unique to running wildfire in the face of a pandemic. There were open discussions about the recent guidance provided to different levels of responders, the challenges of implementing these guidelines, and how each level of response is planning on managing wildfire season.
COVID-19 has produced an unprecedented series of new issues for the fire service. It has impacted daily operations in numerous ways, from the necessity of crews to be outfitted in PPE for all calls, to the serious potential of additional operational burden due to quarantined crews. Wildfire season is here, and the idea of running a wildland fire camp in light of COVID has created a series of real issues for federal, state and local agencies.
Intterra holds a steadfast approach to supporting public response teams during current times of emergency. As the premier decision support engine for the fire service, Intterra provides an array of tools designed to arm first responders and fire chiefs with mission-essential, time sensitive data. As individuals begin grasping a newfound reality, fire and emergency service teams remain dedicated to ensuring public safety.
The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has affected the lives of individuals worldwide. As people struggle to adopt a new sense of normalcy within their personal and professional lives—the virus remains a constant threat to public safety. As such, fire and emergency medical services have become a crucial component for protecting society’s health and well-being.
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