NFPA, NIOSH, NIMS and ICS all mandate that fire departments have in place and utilize a system that provides for the accountability and tracking of all personnel operating at an emergency incident.
Most volunteer and combination departments fail to utilize a system that is capable of accounting for ALL personnel ALL of the time. This failure is not a lack of concern or effort, but rather the lack of effective solutions.
It is critical that fire departments implement systems and processes to ensure that personnel and properly tracked and accounted for at every emergency incident. Unfortunately currently available systems and processes are unreliable, ineffective or cumbersome to utilize. PAMS is designed to utilize intuitive software and technology to manage this process effectively and efficiently.
For each response the officer of the responding apparatus will identify on the system (via pc, tablet, or smart device) which personnel are responding on that apparatus. Through only a few clicks the officer is able to identify personnel and also indicate the response of the apparatus.
Fire officers, other apparatus, dispatch centers and the fire station are all able to monitor in real time the response and status of each piece of equipment responding. Including the names and other detail of all personnel on the apparatus.
High level incident management capabilities are built into the system. Crew assignments, time in service, task tracking are all management and monitored in real time. Customizable safety features and PARcheck raise the standard of firefighter tracking and accountability.