Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD)
Decide if a new CAD is needed, building requirements, establishing “user groups” (agencies, dispatchers, fire station personnel, management, finance). Developing a Request For Proposal (RFP), contracting considerations (cost, duration, TESTING!, amendments), technology (CAD – CAD, data to “rip ‘n run” printers/pagers, Automated Vehicle Locating (AVL)), road closures, management “buy in”, Records Management System (RMS). Develop capabilities desired (contracting, billing, training, finance, political, media, internal budget negotiations)
Base camp sites (contracts, space, utilities, communications, feeding, mapping, vehicle maintenance, supplies). Train for major incidents (ICS, exercises), high risk/low frequency event training, train with community. Direct outreach such as public meetings, indirect outreach such as mailings or websites. Media use/benefits.
How to Survive a Wildfire
Personal protective equipment such as clothing and/or portable fire shelters. Water supply for hydration. Home protection considerations such as application of gels or retardant. Using the home or vehicle as a temporary “shield”. Shelter-in-place planning and implementation.