Columbia County—early adopter of portable comm units

  By Julie Thompson at The Chronicle Online   Columbia County’s Emergency Operations Center has added enhanced capabilities to its operations with the purchase of three portable communications units. Columbia County is the first jurisdiction in the state of Oregon to employ such devices. Dubbed “PodRunners” by the manufacturer, the small but powerful equipment is…Continue reading Columbia County—early adopter of portable comm units
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Dynamic and Deployable: What First Responders Need

There was a time when first responders did not have mobile incident command centers — at least nothing like what’s available today. In many cases it was just maps spread out on the hood of a squad car. That said, there are few people (if any) who would question the need for these advanced systems…Continue reading Dynamic and Deployable: What First Responders Need
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Wildfire 101: ICS and PodRunner® Mobile Command

In times of crisis such wildfires, the key to saving lives and protecting property is effective incident management. Having adequate numbers of first responders ready to head bravely into the fire and plenty of equipment on hand does little to help the situation if you aren’t able to bring those resources to use when and…Continue reading Wildfire 101: ICS and PodRunner® Mobile Command
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