Visual Fire Data Management Saves Lives

Saturday, 24 April 2021 23:53

Firefighters are heroes. There is no doubt about that. It takes a truly special person to run into a place from which other people are trying to escape. Nevertheless, firefighters are the first to put their lives on the line for the chance to rescue people from dire circumstances. If you have signed up to become a firefighter, whether vocationally or as a volunteer, you know that risking your health and safety are part of the landscape. Still, you do not have to run into an emergency blindly. You should have access to a significant amount of data before you ever respond to a call. However, without the right software and technology, you may not be getting the most out of your data. 

Every job is essential to making our world work as it should. There are a few jobs, however, that are a matter of life and death. Firefighting is one of those careers on which people depend when they are in an emergency. When someone picks up the phone to dial 911, they are expecting someone to come to the rescue. Their situation depends on you to have a plan. They do not have time to wait for you to develop your strategy. Fire victims need you immediately. 

Fire pre-incident planning is your first step in ensuring you have the information you need to respond to every call with speed and precision. There is no better time than the present to update your fire pre-incident surveys. 

When a dispatcher takes a call, they know that they are communicating with someone in what is likely their darkest hour. Except for a few rare cases, the person on the other end wouldn't have dialed 911 if they did not need help. There is a good chance that person is in a dire situation with nowhere else to turn. They may be frightened. They may be injured. They may be in shock. Yet, there are precious seconds to comfort them, provide potentially life-saving instructions, and somehow coax enough information for you to respond swiftly and safely. 

In a crisis, every second is vital. Each moment matters for the safety of those firefighters, and paramedics are racing to save. There is little room for error when it comes to fires, vehicle accidents, and other emergencies. Departments must use every available tool to ensure they can respond as quickly and efficiently as possible.