new years resolutions fire deptWilloughby Hills, Ohio, is an urban oasis in the Cleveland area. The town is home to ten thousand residents who enjoy the charm of small-town life without sacrificing modern amenities. The North Chagrin Reservation allows local residents to be immersed in the great outdoors, and the many area golf courses let them test their skills on the links.

As we approach the holiday season in Willoughby Hills, the area will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Unfortunately for firefighters and paramedics, this can be a busy time of year throughout the Cleveland area. There are many dangers associated with the holiday season that can make it feel like your department phone is ringing off the hook. 

People are evaluating their aims and objectives as we approach New Year's Eve. While finding time to plan for the future may be difficult at this time of year, it is critical to assess your firehouse and identify how you can improve. 

This is the time of year to make departmental New Year's resolutions. Here is how StreetWise® can help you reach new goals this time of year. 

How to Set New Year’s Resolutions for Your Willoughby Hills Department

80% of Americans admit the goals they set for the New Year. Only 8% of people actually achieve all of their New Year’s resolutions. 

One of the ways you can give your department a better chance at achieving your goal is to set SMART goals for your department. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.

How StreetWise Helps You Achieve Your Department’s Resolutions

You might then set a goal to reduce response time to a specific neighborhood or intersection by a certain percentage. Then, you can develop a plan to reach your goal. Your plan might include:

  • Finding the correct software to assist you in keeping track of your vehicles and workers at all times might be difficult.
  • Data, expertise, and navigation are all combined to give you and dispatchers a complete view of each circumstance.
  • Ensure optimum situational awareness for each response's safety and efficiency.
  • Determining when and where to expect traffic, as well as the best routes to take to avoid cars and people.
  • Knowing the exact number of fire hydrants in the region and the best routes to take to get to them.
  • Improving the speed with which you collect data for incident pre-planning.
  • Getting access to preplan data in less time.

One of the best tools for achieving your department's New Year's resolutions is StreetWise. Our technology replaces bulky computers with slim, efficient tablets, putting critical information in the palm of your hand. Our software is designed specifically for firefighters and paramedics, unlike many systems that are created with police departments in mind. 

With StreetWise, you will experience significant improvements in the way your first responders answer each call. For more information about StreetWise as the New Year approaches, contact us today