Tuesday, June 2, 2015

WAND releases its new Fire Department Taxonomy

Fire Departments carry a lot of responsibility.  Not only do they fight the fires in our communities, they also rescue people from dangerous situations and provide a variety of fire and emergency safety education programs for everyone from preschoolers to senior citizens.   

Firefighters also spend many, many hours in training throughout their careers.  Unlike most of us, they also stay at their jobs for as much as 24 hours at a time, requiring a place to sleep and eat.  A fire station really does become their second home!

Then there is the equipment, the maintenance of that equipment, the firefighter's uniforms and their gear that all needs to be accounted for.
The WAND Fire Department Taxonomy addresses these topics and many more.  Included in this taxonomy are 1,298 terms and 770 synonyms covering topics such as Programs and Services, Tactics and Techniques, Personnel, Departments, Procedures and Guidelines.

You'll also find individual terms for various types of fire equipment including all types of Firefighting Apparatus, Pumps and Water Equipment, Communication Equipment, Fire Extinguishing Agents, Hoses and Tools.

Terms relating to Permits, Public Education Services and Fire Investigations are also found in this taxonomy.

The WAND Fire Department Taxonomy can be customized to include terms specific to a Fire Department’s individual District, Municipality, City or County and is a perfect companion taxonomy to the WAND Police Department Taxonomy and the WAND Local Government Taxonomy.

As with all WAND Taxonomies, the WAND Fire Department Taxonomy is available by itself or as part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal.