PDFs are still being used by Fire Crews even though better solutions exist, it’s time for the PDF to retire. That’s right. On June 15, 1993, Adobe first introduced the PDF, a digital file that is used across operating systems, “hassle free”. (Adobe claimed it as a...
Connecting fire inspection data with legacy RMS systems sounds great, but often reduces efficiency and creates unnecessary redundancies.As a Division Chief at the Hall County (GA) Fire Marshal's office, I get asked questions about all the different software we use on...
Remote data collection is a strategy that many APX Customers have successfully used while limiting time spent in public space, to not only drive efficiency—a valuable thing with a reduced staff—but to create and update pre-plans when site visits are limited/not possible.
If you’re not getting the essential data to help make decisions and optimize fire department operations, you’re likely falling behind. This jeopardizes your response effectiveness and potentially the lives of your members. Further, you’re costing your team valuable time that can be used in more effective ways and leaving municipal funds on the table.
In this modern age of technological wonder, where all aspects of life are connected to a myriad of devices and systems, why is it that fire departments and emergency services are so far behind the curve?
Up until 2017, no scientific research had been conducted on first responders’ needs and preferences for digital pre-incident plans. That year, APX collaborated with the University of Ottawa to launch a research project to collect the data.
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