Monroe, CT, July 23, 2018 –– Spotted Dog Technologies, a leading provider of emergency response technology, today announced it has been accepted into the Texas A&M University Geoservices partner program. Texas A&M University Geoservices provide Spotted Dog with direct access to cutting edge research and data on geocoding, address parsing and open source geospatial mapping and visualization for use in the company’s Rover Mobile incident response platform.
After a fire department or rescue unit has responded to an incident, they are required to record all of the incident data, from the location and nature of the call to the actions firefighters took in response to the call and the end results. The fire service stores this information in the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) so that it is available for industry-wide reporting and analysis.
“Documenting information from an incident can be a chore for fire departments that are already overtasked and understaffed. And yet, NFIRS reporting is critical to being able to quantify the department’s activities, identify trends, determine causes and allocate resources,” said Geoffrey Giordano, founder and CEO at Spotted Dog Technologies.
The Rover Platform begins collecting data the moment it receives notification of the incident through the department’s CAD including who responded, the incident address, available water sources, hazards and other details. “Rover integrates with the department’s records management system (RMS) for faster, easier and more complete emergency reporting. By using Texas A&M geocoding, location data is automatically translated into the industry standard format needed by NFIRS. It saves a lot of time.” Giordano added.
About Spotted Dog Technologies
Spotted Dog Technologies is a leading provider of emergency response solutions that transform the way public safety and first response organizations manage and mobilize resources. The company’s cloud-based Rover platform facilitates communication between dispatchers and first responders to decrease incident response time and improve outcomes. The company’s digital solutions are used by over 25,000 first responders throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia. Visit SpottedDogTech.com for more information.