Fire Departments Billing for Accident Clean Ups.

Cost recovery for fire-based emergency response services is becoming a more familiar concept for cities, counties and their fire departments. Fire-based billing for emergency medical services is already an SOP for many fire departments, and a variety of companies can assist them with billing the individuals who receive the medical services. Newer to the fire service is the concept of… Read more →

Citizens Accept Cost Recovery When They Understand Its Purpose

When citizens first hear about motor vehicle emergency response fees, they may oppose the concept. They become more accepting when they understand that only at-fault, nonresident drivers will be responsible for the claim — not every driver involved in an accident. They are usually concerned about the impact the emergency response claims will have on their insurance rates. For most… Read more →

Six Amazing Podcasts for Firefighters

Being a firefighter is a difficult profession. As a firefighter, staying on top of your game – week in, week out – is challenging. Staying positive after seeing destruction and even death, followed up by incident reports, training and family… How do you keep going? Keep learning. Keep improving. Keep moving forward. So how you do you stay motivated and… Read more →

Stop Memory Distortion by Logging Data On-Scene Digitally

A call comes in to respond to an accident on the interstate. A fuel tanker has overturned and is leaking fuel on to the highway. Your engine is called to the scene to assess the situation, provide medical attention and contain the spill. In addition, the State Highway Patrol and local EMS have been dispatched. There are a lot of… Read more →

The Fire Fighter’s Dilemma

The Senate Veteran Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee published a report titled The Challenges of Fire Fighting Today in the 2013-2014 Legislative Session of the US Senate. In it, they identify the biggest hurdle for firefighters and Fire Departments to be a lack of money.  Among the solutions suggested is to allow fire companies to charge fees. Innovapad helps fire departments maintain… Read more →