Using GIS to Understand Fire Department Capabilities and Resilience
Track: Fire, Rescue, and EMS
Authors: Jeff Snow, Jeff Snow
It is important for fire chiefs and emergency managers to know the locations and capabilities of each fire station nationwide, and the risks they face. However, until now, no organization has collected and actively maintained a comprehensive set of fire station data. In 2016, the IAFC committed to permanent stewardship of HIFLD Fire Station data, and partnered with ESRI and NAPSG to build an online GIS app that pairs fire station data with the disaster risks in each fire station area.