Safety App Of The Week

November 10, 2014 Dave Weber No Comments


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Below is this week’s “Safety App of the Week“.  Every Monday we publish an article that reviews and rates a new workplace safety app.  Our testing is done on Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s.  We rate each app from to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the week articles are archived here.  Fire Engineering:

 

Fire Service & Rescue News

 

Official Description  

“The latest fire, rescue news and firefighter training resources, books and videos.

Fire Engineering Magazine first published in 1877 provides fire news and firefighter training, education and management information for fire and emergency services personnel worldwide.  Fire Engineering covers a full range of topics such as vehicle extrication, fire strategy and tactics, fire department management and officer development, technology, fire apparatus, health and safety.”1

 

Thumbs Up

  • cost is free
  • simple to navigate and use, no instructions needed
  • the “latest news” section is regularly updated
  • works off-line

 

Thumbs Down

  • limited amount of information and resources provided (e.g. only 9 short videos are available)
  • videos are poor quality and can not be watched full screen
  • most information is on either “residential fire fighting” or “professional fire fighter work issues”

 

Overall Rating

  • iPad / iPhone  – ♥♥ 
  • Android –  no longer available
  • Overall – of little value to occupational safety and health professionals, but of greater value to professional fire fighters and fire brigade members

 

¹ Description courtesy of  iTunes

 

 

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