When you put the peanut butter and jelly together, you can do powerful things to make it easy for the mind to catch that vision This week we interview David Blankinship as Co-Founder of Intterra. David started his career with Colorado Springs Utilities, then transferred to the Colorado Springs Fire Department…..
This blog will discuss how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be a valuable tool in Public Safety. The Mapping Tech in Public Safety Blog will also be a companion to the podcast of the same name. The purpose of this blog is to introduce non-technical information about GIS and the…..
I just created a new video describing how to use the guidelines created by the NAPSG Incident Symbology Workgroup. Take a look and leave a comment below.
One clever ways view information about an occupancy is to have all of you information in one location. We saw this in Tumwater, Washington where all of the “critical information” was available in one spot for responding fire companies. There was location outside the collapse zone (I’m not sure if…..
One of the things I get asked from other department is “What level of GIS do I need?” While this can be a complex answer in short I would recommend not buying more that you would possibly use. So for example all that you want to do is some simple…..
One of the things that is often lacking in preplans is identifying safety hazards. Current NFPA standards fdon’t really reflect and There are ways to show hazards to both firefighters and civilians on the preplan diagram. A proposal for showing safety hazards is to use a consistent symbol on the…..
One challenges that firefighter sometimes face is identifying which fire department connection is available. Most often In many cases fire department connections may be buried in bushes, mislabeled, or in disrepair. Another challenge may also telling apart which FDC is a standpipe connection or sprinkler connection. There are instances where…..