Fire departments handle an enormous amount of data – from CAD data to personnel records, patient medical records, and more. With all this data comes an increased risk of legal liability for individual personnel as well as the entire agency. Adding to this risk is the fact that many departments are operating with out-of-date, inconsistent, or incomplete polices. To avoid this, it’s vital that all departments invest adequate time and resources into regularly updating their policies and procedures. It’s also essential to utilize a proper records and data management system to effectively collect and use data.
To help fire departments ensure they’re doing everything to minimize the risk of legal liability, we’ve recently released a free white paper, entitled “Reduce Legal Liability & Enhance Accountability: 8 Tips for Protecting Your Agency.”
The white paper offers in-depth insight into the eight things all fire departments should do to effectively manage data and ensure that their policies align with state and federal law, such as:
- Defining the types of data your agency will record
- Avoiding the unlawful release of records
- Using data more effectively
- Using a reliable and secure Records Management System (RMS)
Click here to download the free white paper and learn about the eight important things your agency should be doing today to minimize the risk of legal liability.
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