FireQ is a feature-rich solution that supports firefighters in all the things they do in service of their communities.  It does a lot because firefighters do a lot.  We have created a series of “How FireQ Helps” articles to assist firefighters in finding very particular solutions to problems they may be experiencing. This article is about pre-incident plans (safety plans).

Pre-incident Plans

Pre-incident plans (and the paper on which they are usually captured) are pretty powerful documents.

They provide critical information about the location of the emergency, the types of hazards that may be present, and the resources that are available. This helps first responders to make informed decisions about how to best respond to the situation, and enables them to coordinate their efforts with other responders.

Moreover, pre-incident plans also help to reduce the risk of injury or loss of life by providing clear guidance on how to safely and effectively respond to the emergency. They can also help to minimize the impact of the emergency on the community by providing a framework for organizing and mobilizing resources to address the situation. In short, pre-incident plans are an essential tool for ensuring that first responders are prepared to handle emergencies in a way that protects lives and minimizes the impact of the emergency on the community.

Pre-incident plans become exponentially more powerful when firefighters can easily access them.

How FireQ Helps Firefighters with Important Safety Information

Pre-incident plans can be uploaded to the FireQ system which makes them readily available to all firefighters through the FireQ app.  When firefighters arrive on the scene with information about the building (and surrounding buildings), they arrive better prepared to handle the situation they find.  Safety plans and inspection reports can be uploaded to FireQ so that firefighters can view them right from the FireQ app.  They are visible on the FireQ incident map which mean that firefighters have access to pre-plans with a specified radius of the emergency.  

Additionally, supplementary files, like blueprints and inspection reports, can be uploaded and attached to each safety plan.  

This is a screenshot of how pre-plans look in the FireQ app.