Needed iPhone App?
Besides calculating pump pressure and wildland weather & fuels data, what other things could a firefighter do (or would like to do) using an iPhone app?
I browsed the apps available for the fire service and I didn't find that many, maybe I was searching the wrong key words. What else would be useful?
Both WISER and the ERG are available as iphone apps.
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Are you looking to build an "all-in-one" or just looking for useful ones for your own use?
Things that would come in handy:
- A good scheduler that includes trade and OT tracking (I think this is the one a lot of the guys use on the Droid)
- A watered down version of the PDR or other drug reference book (drug name, generics, picture, physical description, uses, dosage, side-effects... don't really care about chemical compounding and the such in the field)
- HAZMAT: ERG & WISER
I'm sure there's other stuff, but that's what I thought about off the top of my head.
Whatever you build, please release an Andriod version also. I just got my Sprint Evo and I'm hunting for apps.
Android Wildland App
Looks like there is a real need for FF apps on the Android. I just finished my first one, it's called "Simple Wildland RH"
When using the belt weather kit after you obtain your wet & dry bulb temps you then have to fiddle with RH tables on paper and guess your elevation to find RH.
So this basic app takes your wet & dry bulb temps and inserts your GPS altitude and calcs RH and dew point for you.
Check it out and give me some feedback, it's a free download. Search the app title in the Android marketplace. Make sure you get v1.4 and enable your GPS function.
Originally Posted by Firetacoma1
I'll second that....just downloaded the "911 Toolkit" and it's pretty neat ($7.99 at the AppStore). Got the Emergency Response Guidebook, pump operator's calculator (friction loss, pump pressure, needed fire flow), and more. Covers fire, medical, and haz-mat.
Would like to see it contain a basic drug reference feature for medical calls, but besides that it has a lot of neat functions in one app.
Try the free version of Epocrates for meds.
Originally Posted by dmleblanc
My wife has it on her Ipod touch and uses it daily at the hospital
We have it on the laptop in the ambulance. It's great when the Pt hands you their pill box and they don't know what the meds are, just that they take the green one and the white one at breakfast