For any fire department, community engagement is a critical component of success and sustainability. In simple terms, your community not only depends on the fire department at times of emergency but also is the main funding source for your department in resources and more.
According to the International Association of Fire Chief, community engagement is a crucial component of success for a fire department. Whether we like it or not, the size of our funding share depends, at least partially, on community support. Indeed, if community support is the engine that drives the success of our fire departments, then community engagement is the fuel for that engine.
There are many ways fire service leaders can engage communities, through events, educational, social media and communication exchange.
Having the right tools to record, manage and support community activities will allow your department to report on progress, who knows what and how your vision is being executed on. Also, it will make sure you politicians, and leaders know how your department is making a positive impact through your initiatives.
Engaging your community to also report on their specific needs and circumstances, through an easy community engagement program from APX.
Your community relies on your department for much more than just when a fire happens, they see you as the most important department in your community that can help them the most. From how to, what to do and how to best protect their families. With SmartCommunity, you now can do this easily.
We can support your community outreach initiatives, by simply opening the dialogue and managing what you need to know about them and what you want your community to be aware of by making it a two-way interaction – bringing everyone together.
With the new Smart Mobile CityScape solution from APX, Hall County Fire Services just went through an ISO audit and for the first time in the department’s history, we were able to show 100% of our completed up to date inspections and pre-plans.
Hall County, Georgia, United States
We moved to APX smart mobile technology which has allowed us to easily capture and enter the information and provide department members immediate access to digital pre-plans. As a result, APX has helped us decrease the risk to our firefighters and heighten preparedness with ease and cost efficiency.
Wausau Fire Department, Wisconsin, United States
Ottawa Fire Service, Ontario, Canada
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Provide information on virtually all buildings in your response area, encompassing details such as building size, location, type, nearest hydrant specifics, and more.
Gather data and instantly develop a fire pre-plan using your mobile device, regardless of your location, with immediate access to pre-plans upon creation.
Inspectors can complete activities on-site using a mobile device, eliminating the need to return to the station to finish reports.
Efficiently collect field data with a mobile device, removing redundancy and securely saving findings. Auto-generated PDF reports for closed investigations are available to Admin users. Access dashboards showing open/closed investigations, fire types, causes, and investigator statistics.
Simplifies NFIRS reporting, replacing complex software with an easy, form-based input. Enjoy a seamless user experience, submit reports anytime, anywhere, and on any device. With full NFIRS 5.0 compliance and USFA vendor approval, ensure top-quality reports.
A dedicated solution designed for fire safety to efficiently manage events and activities within your community. This user-friendly platform enables the seamless organization and coordination of community initiatives, fostering stronger connections and promoting public safety awareness.
Working hand-in-hand with firefighters and academia, APX has developed a suite of easy to use, user-driven Community Outreach Solution that help firefighters reduce risk and save lives by providing real-time access to accurate data or information at times of emergency.
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