Computers, A Tool You Need

This is the first in a series of articles that will focus upon the use of computers to support all phases of fire department operations.


  • Administration.
    • Personnel Records
    • Budget
    • Equipment Inventory and Tracking
    • Incident Analysis and Patterning.

  • Pre-Planning
    • Identification of:
      • Hazards
      • Risks
      • Vulnerabilities
    • Prioritization
    • Flexible Plans

  • Training
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Identification of Resources
    • Training and Exercises

  • Health and Safety
    • Fit For Service
    • Rehabilitation
    • Exposures

  • Fire Operations
    • Accountability
    • Decision and Action Tracking
    • Incident Management
    • Interoperability
    • Information
    • Interoperability

  • Fire Prevention
    • Community Outreach
    • Code Based Inspections
    • Community Self Inspections
    • High Risk Populations Training

As the series progresses, we want to share real applications from career and volunteer departments. Feedback and suggestions are welcomed and appreciated. "Information is only valuable when it is shared." Stay safe.