Recent conversations with various public safety units – including police, EMS, and firefighter – highlighted a key barrier that has slowed adoption of consumer-grade tablets into the fire department – the lack of Android and iOS applications to support key workflows in this market.

Hangar 14 Solutions, LLC, which produces StreetWise CADlink™ tablet-based response information software, has announced a strategic partnership with, providers of text messaging dispatch services for fire departments. Phil Kouwe, President of Hangar 14 Solutions, described the relationship as “a perfect fit.”