APX Data and Fanshawe College Team Up to Lead Fire Prevention Practice of Tomorrow in Fire Inspection and Fire Safety Education Program
OTTAWA, ONTARIO JUNE 26, 2019
APX Data (http://www.apxdata.com), the leading provider of digital data management software used by fire prevention for fire inspections and preplanning, announced today that Fanshawe College’s School of Public Safety will use their software to teach future fire prevention officers starting September 2019. The APX Data CityScape Suite is a digital, mobile and field-based records-management software suite that will provide Fire Inspection and Fire Safety Education students hands-on experience with the most advanced records management techniques to help protect cities and save lives from fires before they start.
The Fire Inspection and Fire Safety Education program is a three-year advanced diploma program that prepares graduates to enter the fire service in the field of fire prevention. The core vocational curriculum is aligned with several professional credentials offered by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): Fire Inspector I and II, Fire and Life Safety Educator I and II, and Public Information Officer. Students will also graduate with the communication skills and interpersonal skills they need to function as leaders in the fire service and in the community.
According to the National Fire Inspection Database and Statistics from the Government of Canada, in the 10-year period between 2005 and 2014, there were 439,256 fire incidents, 1,733 fire-related deaths, and 12,503 persons injured in Canada alone. Additionally, Fire Prevention Canada reports that on average, fire kills eight people each week in Canada.
Access to digital information – such as inspections, building layouts or hazardous materials data – available in seconds while on route allows firefighters to leverage smart mobile technology during emergencies to save lives. Currently, the prevailing method involves pen and paper, which takes thousands of specialized person-hours in order to document and keep up-to-date.
“We’ve been called the 21st-century solution for modern firefighters by our very own customers,” said Paul Martin, Founder and CEO of APX Data. “Partnering with the advanced program from Fanshawe truly represents transformational training for the next generation of firefighters. This provides them with the most relevant and up-to-date skills and technology to help them save lives.”
“Using APX’s cutting-edge software in the classroom will ensure our students are fully-trained in electronic recording keeping when they graduate and begin careers as fire inspection prevention officers,” said Frank Donati, coordinator of Fanshawe’s Fire Inspection and Fire Safety Education program. “This software is used in the field today and we thank APX for their support.”
About APX Data
Working hand-in-hand with first responders and academia for Government Technology Smart Cities initiatives, APX Data (http://www.apxdata.com) developed a suite of intuitive, mobile-based solutions that help first responders reduce risk and save lives by providing real-time access to accurate data at times of emergency.
The APX CityScape solution is being used by hundreds of fire department users across North America. The solution is backed by powerful, easy-to-use software and world-class customer support which have helped APX Data achieve a customer satisfaction score of 98 percent.
About Fanshawe College
Fanshawe College is one of Ontario’s largest colleges, serving students with a promise to educate, engage, empower and excite. For more than 50 years, Fanshawe has been helping people to unlock their potential and achieve success. The College has 197,000 alumni, attracts students from 90 countries every year and opens up a world of possibilities through more than 200 degree, diploma and certificate programs, along with apprenticeship training.