The COVID-19 pandemic has created a number of ongoing challenges for the fire service. Daily operations have been impacted in unprecedented ways—including increased demand for PPE on calls, social distancing requirements, and quarantining guidelines. Wildfire season is currently in full swing, and the COVID pandemic has created additional issues for federal, state, and local agencies.
Intterra and Western Fire Chiefs Association have partnered in a webinar series focusing on COVID-19 and wildfire.
Episode 1 from the series highlights areas of concern unique to running wildfire in the face of a pandemic. There were open discussions about the recent guidance provided to different levels of responders, the challenges of implementing these guidelines, and how each level of response is planning on managing wildfire season.
COVID-19 has produced an unprecedented series of new issues for the fire service. It has impacted daily operations in numerous ways, from the necessity of crews to be outfitted in PPE for all calls, to the serious potential of additional operational burden due to quarantined crews. Wildfire season is here, and the idea of running a wildland fire camp in light of COVID has created a series of real issues for federal, state and local agencies.
Intterra holds a steadfast approach to supporting public response teams during current times of emergency. As the premier decision support engine for the fire service, Intterra provides an array of tools designed to arm first responders and fire chiefs with mission-essential, time sensitive data. As individuals begin grasping a newfound reality, fire and emergency service teams remain dedicated to ensuring public safety.
The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has affected the lives of individuals worldwide. As people struggle to adopt a new sense of normalcy within their personal and professional lives—the virus remains a constant threat to public safety. As such, fire and emergency medical services have become a crucial component for protecting society’s health and well-being.
NIST's Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) has announced their top 5 most clicked articles of 2019 and we're incredibly proud to be highlighted among this group and recognized in the post written about The Fire Data Lab.
Intterra and Alchemy Management Solutions are proud to be hosting a five-day Community Risk Reduction workshop on December 2-6, 2019 in San Bernardino, California at the San Bernardino County Regional Emergency Training Center.
Leaders from the Southern California fire community, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, and Intterra gathered in Los Alamitos on Monday, September 23, 2019 for a demonstration and press conference on the new 150-day pilot program, known as FIRIS.
From the outset, Intterra has aimed to help fire departments use data to analyze their current performance and learn how to get better, both for their personnel and the communities they serve.
According to a recent report, 1 in 4 Californians lives in a ‘high risk’ wildfire area. After one of the deadliest and most destructive seasons in history, Orange County Fire Authority area officials have submitted approval for a new program aimed to improve wildfire support and minimize response time.