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Intterra's Emergency Management Overview

Jun 1, 2016 10:30:00 AM / by David Blankinship

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Intterra is serious about emergency management. Our cloud-based software, SITUATIONANALYST (SA), is now the leading fire management application in the industry. SITUATIONANALYST provides an overview of live operations, planning, and public information right on your mobile device. SITUATIONANALYST also allows you to communicate more efficiently in order to deliver the utmost protection to your community. SA has provided invaluable benefits to California, Montana, and yes, even the U.S. Forest Service.

 

SITUATIONANALYST At A Glance

SITUATIONANALYST utilizes intelligence analytics in order to provide first responders and public officials with timely and actionable information. SITUATIONANALYST's dashboard gives you an overview of an entire area, allowing you to view emerging incidents and the amount of damage sustained. Meanwhile, SA's streamlined search feature and legends allow you to easily find what you are looking for, whether it be people, places, or an exact location. SITUATIONANALYST's built-in measuring tools and reports enable you to quickly calculate distance and fire coverage to communicate fire danger and, ultimately, better protect the public.

 

Emergency Management Results

Santa Clara County Fire Department - Before SITUATIONANALYST, Santa Clara County's RMS and CAD systems could not be accessed simultaneously, and Accreditation and Standards of Cover data was difficult to collect and share. In SITUATIONANALYST, the fire department has an integrated CAD, Records Management, and AVL platform. All information is loaded into this mapping system and displayed in a dashboard, allowing for easy review and analysis of the data.

 

Ventura County - The Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to members of the community. Prior to the implementation of SA, it was difficult to accurately map wildland fires because of the county's size and diversity. During disasters, many media outlets had more insight than the fire department because it could not quickly and efficiently access its CAD and Records Management Systems. Because of SA, the VCFD has all incidents mapped within the same system. Incident maps can now be created with ease and published faster than ever before.

 

Montana - Montana worked hard to create an accurate picture of the lands around the state affected by natural hazards, but needed a technology solution to help them communicate this information by county. SITUATIONANALYST's mapping platform includes layers of information that are helpful for planning, communicating with the public, and assessing damage. This allows Montana to maintain complete state-wide incidence coverage. Because SITUATIONANALYST is now available to all agencies, Montana can access fire history, critical infrastructure, weather and fire dangers, and earthquake activity data all in one place.

 

U.S. Forest Service - Fires started in forests can be extremely difficult to locate and fight when they are in their early stages. Prior to implementing SA, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) had trouble coordinating resources and getting live information from isolated locations in time to make critical decisions. SA allowed the USFS to integrate data from all facets of their organization and share it in a live feed, resulting in improved incident detection for when it matters most.

 

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David Blankinship

Written by David Blankinship

David is a 22-year veteran of the Geospatial industry. He started in the utilities sector, then spent 10+ years as the Senior GIS Analyst for Colorado Springs Fire. While there David deployed across the country supporting disasters and major incidents and thinking about how to get information to decision makers when they needed it, no matter where they were. As the CXO, David leverages best practices in user experience and innovating new ways to improve it – communicating from an executive and technical level with Public Safety Organizations and the Intterra dev and ops teams.