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Fire Department Accreditation

Use GIS data to measure performance for continual improvement

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Esri's solution for fire department accreditation

Firefighters make critical decisions based on limited information every day. Agencies should strive to generate verified data for emergency and nonemergency needs to provide responders with the right data at the right time. Through the power of location intelligence, organizations can now adopt a smarter, more integrative approach to safety.

Through the accreditation process, GIS can be used to analyze, measure, and share data with decision-makers. This data can come from computer-aided dispatch software, records management systems, community risk reduction activities, or any source deemed appropriate by the agency.

Integrated solutions for fire department accreditation

GIS supports the self-assessment process

The Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) accreditation is "an all-hazard, quality improvement model based on risk analysis and self-assessment that promotes the establishment of community-adopted performance targets for fire and emergency service agencies." This model of continual improvement is heavily dependent on the collection and analysis of data, and GIS supports the self-assessment. The benefits of using the appropriate GIS data to measure standards of cover performance and focus resources are far-reaching.

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Create a foundation for decision-making

GIS can be used to identify gaps in the current deployment model, ensure resources are deployed appropriately, and address risks identified in the community risk assessment.

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Verify and validate resource deployment

Drive-time analysis, 90th percentile data visualization, and the presentation of high-risk areas can all be performed with GIS. Off-the-shelf templates support an agency's data analysis. Templates provide direction on how to automate the data you import into your solutions. These solutions support standards of cover practices and are configurable and very flexible.

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