Episode 68: Hickory Fire Department – Pre-incident Command Planning

Kevin sits down with Brian Murray and Mark Scott of The Hickory Fire Department. They discuss how pre-incident planning has changed over the years from 3-ring binders and handwritten notes to modern computer programs that gather and store data. Brian and Mark talk about how user-friendly their programs have been and how invaluable they are to get the job done.

They discuss the need for fire departments to embrace technology and continue to push for better and safer solutions. Brian and Mark imagine pre-incident planning evolving into heads up displays with updating real-time information. The future is bright for technology in the fire industry, and firefighters are ready for it.

The Hickory Fire Department‘s goal is to prevent fires, save lives and property, and protect the environment. They are always looking for ways to improve their training and planning processes this makes them flexible in bringing on new technologies. The Hickory Fire Department strives toward improvement and listening to the needs of their community, to ensure their department answers the needs of the public throughout the City.