Philadelphia Fire Department Selects 3AM Innovations for PAS

May 30, 2024
The PFD will integrate 3AM’s decision support software platform, FLORIAN®, into their operations.

Buffalo, NY, May 2024 – The Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD) has selected Buffalo-based tech firm 3AM Innovations to elevate their incident management and personnel accountability. Under the terms of the five-year agreement, the PFD will integrate 3AM’s decision support software platform, FLORIAN®, into their operations.

Philadelphia will become the first major US city to fully deploy smartphone technology alongside portable radios to support its fire department during all phases and all hazards. Through this collaboration every PFD operator will be equipped with a connected phone sending location insights to their commander during incidents. This real-time location capability, along with geofencing, route mapping, and automated alerting, can significantly reduce time-to-care in life-saving scenarios.

FLORIAN provides automated personnel location (including height), automated vehicle location, structure insights, and advanced 3D mapping. All accessible on a single customizable screen. Furthermore, FLORIAN allows incident commanders to monitor emergency vehicles, assign them to specific coordinates, and verify hydrant status before arrival. Once deployed, incident commanders can view multiple streams of information on a single screen facilitating data informed decision-making and coordination. Purpose built for the public safety sector, FLORIAN will help enhance response efficiency, streamline incident management, and bolster on-site safety for PFD.

The Philadelphia Fire Department has already leveraged FLORIAN's capabilities during planned events, notably during the annual Broad Street Run. Equipped with location devices, PFD adapted their responses to medical incidents and hazards throughout, demonstrating FLORIAN's versatility and effectiveness in fast-paced operational environments.

Commenting on the collaboration, 3AM Innovations COO and co-founder Ryan Litt expressed pride in supporting PFD's mission to improve efficiency and boost safety. "We are honored to partner with the Philadelphia Fire Department, providing them with a Personnel Accountability System that enhances first responder safety and incident management efficiency," said Litt. 3AM Innovations CEO Mel Passarelli reinforced Litt’s sentiments stating that "In responding to approximately 1000 incidents daily, PFD's dedication to public safety is unparalleled, and we are committed to supporting their efforts with innovative solutions."

The partnership between the Philadelphia Fire Department and 3AM Innovations represents a significant milestone in advancing emergency response capabilities through technology and underscores both organizations' unwavering commitment to safeguarding communities.


About 3AM Innovations

3AM Innovations delivers advanced 3D technology solutions for the public safety sector. Empowering all public safety personnel with crucial information for incident management support. Leveraging the interoperability of IoT, 3AM integrates its core incident command platform FLORIAN® with global partners to significantly expand its capabilities. Through combining decades of incident command experience together with the power of artificial intelligence, 3AM is converting the organized chaos of an emergency into actionable intelligence. To learn more about 3AM Innovations and its offerings, visit

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