New technology improves Goffstown fire department's efficiencies
Fire Chief Richard O’Brien adjusts a tablet in one of Goffstown’s fire trucks (JULIE HANSON/Union Leader Correspondent)
GOFFSTOWN — Cloud-based technology is helping the Goffstown Fire Department improve efficiencies.
The department integrated tablets loaded with special apps and software with the CAD system at Goffstown dispatch to provide a low-cost solution to communication needs, according to Fire Chief Richard O’Brien.
“We found out really great software and apps already out there for first responders,” O’Brien said.
The “I am Responding” software costs about $800 annually, which O’Brien said the department saves in efficiencies alone.
Crews can use Street View to get an idea of the size of the building and the neighborhood before arriving on the scene.
Battery packs and electrified cables in hybrid cars can pose a challenge to firefighters. The new tablets contain diagrams of each hybrid model marking areas that should not be cut during an extrication.
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