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Fire Data Lab Brings Science Into Decision Making

Aug 15, 2018 2:13:43 PM / by David Blankinship posted in fire department collaboration, Fire Service Data, Technology

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The Fire Data Lab isdedicated to accelerating the use of data-driven decision making in the fire service throughout the United States. Created as a partnership between the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA), multiple Public Safety Organizations (PSOs), and Intterra, the Fire Data Lab (FDL) facilitates the sharing of data among participating agencies. The goal is to improve fire service outcomes by revealing opportunities to do things like shorten call response times, or better allocate resources. Using science and data for better planning and decision making means fire agency leadership has a better foundation to build toward better results. Read on for more detail about how you can bring data science into your operation.

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Robert Edson Appointed Intterra's New Director of Sales

Jul 19, 2018 10:07:04 AM / by The Intterra Group

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National Experts Team for Next-gen Intterra Field Tool

Jun 7, 2018 6:06:41 PM / by David Blankinship posted in Pre-incident plans, Wildfire, User Interface, Mapping, field data collection

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At Intterra, our version of Shark Week is Wildfire Ops Week. We look forward to it so much and this year it was awesome.
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Intterra Remote Sensing 101

Mar 16, 2018 11:25:38 AM / by Krista West posted in fire mapping, Remote Sensing

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Editor's note: Here is a blog post (with killer pictures) from one of our amazing team members, Krista West. Here's a little bit about her: 

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The actual power of information is SHARING it.

Aug 18, 2017 5:33:46 PM / by Kate Dargan

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Information is powerful. But the actual power of information is sharing it.

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Kate Dargan: An Honor to Serve

Jun 22, 2017 9:56:54 AM / by Brexit Romero posted in Savvy

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Identifying and Reducing Community Risk

Jun 16, 2017 4:02:45 PM / by Brexit Romero posted in Savvy

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As members of the fire service, it's important for us to identify community risk in order to improve our response and plan for community preparedness and risk reduction. Granted, this is a process that involves a lot of analysis and planning, but reducing community risk keeps everyone safe; citizens and safety responders alike. Creating a community risk reduction plan, implementing and monitoring it for any changes necessary isn't easy, but by balancing resources and using the 5 Es of community risk reduction will help you come up with a great plan to get all departments on board. 

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Technology and Situation Analyst: Lessons Learned (Part 1)

May 12, 2017 11:46:28 AM / by Brexit Romero posted in Situational Awareness, Savvy

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Recently, we invited Captain Chris Ingram of the Santa Clara County Fire Department to share his experience on the Oroville Dam Incident. There were a lot of lessons to be learned that we wanted to share with everyone to show a better look into the way technology is making a difference in ways we hadn't originally anticipated, and we thought were interesting. 

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Using Unmanned Aerial Systems to Catch Small Fires

Apr 10, 2017 11:08:26 AM / by Brexit Romero posted in Fire Service Data, Technology

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Editor's note: Special thanks to our friends at ConStarUAS, Silent Falcon, and Overwatch for putting a system together that highlights some of the best thinking in this field. We believe the future of these platforms is the ability to combine the aircraft, sensor, and information all into one package that is easily used and deployed by First Responders. This kind of collaboration is a welcome addition to a space that is filled with siloed solutions.

Small fires can turn into big fires, which can cause hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of property damages. Luckily, we live in a world where newer and better technology is always available. In the world of wildfires, firefighters are discovering the potential of drones and unmanned aerial systems/vehicles to detect these small flare ups before they become big forest fires. Here's how it works.

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Colorado's Wildfire Season Meets Intterra's Situation Analyst Tool

Mar 17, 2017 11:03:54 AM / by Brexit Romero posted in SituationAnalyst, Wildfire, fire department collaboration, field data collection

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It's been exceptionally dry here in Colorado. We've seen very little rain or snow in the last several months, and it's creating the potential for an explosive wildfire season. Fire departments all over Colorado are taking the time to prepare themselves in the coming weeks for whatever the future may bring, and several agencies have already deployed Intterra's Situation Analyst (SA) & its Field Tool. 

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