Episode 22 – First Due Sizing up Firefighter Scene Data

Firefighters understand that properly sizing up a fire can make or break an operation. It is critical that they are given the correct information as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, a great deal of useful information is unavailable to them. Firefighters don’t have an effective way of getting information about the area before arriving on the scene. Using the limited information they have available firefighters must size up the scene. First Due is hoping to solve this problem and save time with their innovation software.

First Due is an application that brings critical fire service related data to firefighters on their way to a call. The application connects online and offline sources to create a summary of the important information about the scene. First Due goes a step further and displays the information in an easy to read format. Firefighters don’t have a lot of time to make decisions so being able to get all the necessary information about a scene in a quick readout will help improve efficiency and safety.

Properly sizing up a scene saves lives. Firefighters spend years training and practicing how to properly size-up fires. First Due won’t replace that training, but it will convey the information they need in an easy to read format. This application will help give the firefighter the proper presence of mind and confidence to make the right calls.