Geographic information within emergency services is no longer confined to Command and Control. It is used for protection and prevention as well as response
Geography is an increasingly vital strategic and operational resource for helping police, fire, ambulance and other rescue services in protection, prevention and response.
Throughout the world, emergency services are experiencing reductions in public sector funding and recognising they are expected to do more with less. Inevitably they are prioritising their activities. Many have discovered that by using the Cadcorp Spatial Information System they can work smarter not harder. For instance, by recording incidents in Cadcorp SIS they can build up a historical landscape of previous events, and use this as a predictor of future risk levels by location. This guides their protection, prevention and response activities.
Strategic and operational applications
Emergency services are using Cadcorp SIS either directly or as component of an application in the following strategic and operational activities:
|Command and control||Emergency planning|
|Risk management||Hot spot mapping|
|KPI reporting||Incident support mapping|
|Vehicle tracking||Fire hydrant management|
|Community fire safety||Web mapping|
|A-Z mapping||Mobile data logging|
|Asset management||Workload modelling|
Map fading really makes point data stand out. This is relevant as station managers are starting to use the webGIS to look at their incident data month by month and adding screenshots to reports.
-GIS & Data Analyst, Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service
WebMap 9 has gone down well, even with people who don’t particularly like change. The search functions have particularly taken a weight off as frontline staff can perform data interrogations on-the-fly.
-GI Officer, Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service