Intterra attended Fire Rescue International 2018 and discussed real-time data use and technological innovation in the fire service community. Continue reading to hear about the key takeaways from the event.
Intterra is in an exciting time of growth. Over the past few months, Intterra has changed their logo, updated software, and added new faces to the team.
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.
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:
Information is powerful. But the actual power of information is sharing it.
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.