Fire departments fight fires, but they also deal with an awful lot of other incidents. Often this is by virtue of being the only ones with the training and tools to get the job done.
On route to an incident in a large city, they may have an average of around four minutes to prepare for what they are likely to encounter when they arrive. Data comes to them from multiple sources simultaneously – radio contact from the control room, alerts via mobile devices and tablets, a touch screen information panel mounted in the response vehicle, or a mountain of technical manuals and literature on firefighting regulations and procedure.
Author: Bernard Marr