How Data Fuels Modern Fire Safety Operations—and Keeps Communities Safe

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There are nearly 30,000 fire departments in the United States, according to recent data from the National Fire Protection Association. These departments, and the more than 1,000,000 career and volunteer firefighters who support them, help to protect about 70% of the U.S. population.¹ 

You’d be hard-pressed to find people within that population who don’t want their local fire department performing at the top of its game with access to the most up-to-date resources. But increasingly, there’s some must-have “equipment,” beyond fire trucks and turnout gear, that fire departments and their teams need to be agile and effective in the field. That’s data—structured and unstructured.

Like most organizations in the public safety sector, fire departments are under pressure to accelerate digital transformation so they can use data predictively and in real time to improve decision-making, responsiveness, and overall efficiency and performance. They also need new IT infrastructure to support advanced analytics solutions and real-time data sharing. And they must adopt capabilities, like modern data protection, that go hand-in-hand with becoming a more data-driven operation.

One fire service “megatrend” to watch in 2023 and beyond, according to Fire Engineering magazine, is fire departments replacing “archaic data systems” with a “robust interconnected ecosystem,

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