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    • #9222
      John WilsonJohn Wilson
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      • Department Name: Perth Fire Services

      What do you use for recording your inspections?

      I’ve been using a notebook / MS Word for my reports so far and am in the slow process of switching over to BeeOn and wondering what other software programs are out there

      Thanks.

    • #9251
      Joseph GardinerJoseph Gardiner
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      • City: North Bay
      • Department Name: North Bay Fire & Emergency Services

      Hello Jon,

      Our office created with the assistance of IT our own software that works great with no cost (licencing fees). Suppression’s software is out of date as identified by the FUS and is going to get a replacement (Crisis) which will also replace fire prevention’s software.

      Hopefully this helps,

      Joe Gardiner

      North Bay Fire

    • #9447
      Martin SaumureMartin Saumure
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      We use firepro for all data recording, including inspections.  We are looking at switching over to FDM software next year.

    • #9452
      Roel BusRoel Bus
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      Sarnia uses carbon paper in the field (wait, what does the year say: 2018, yes, yes it does…) and then FDM in the office. We are looking into the mobile version of FDM and then use either laptops or tablets, probably the latter, in the field. FDM has a lot of capabilities that we are still discovering (we’ve used the program for probably 15 years), and I do think the advantage is that suppression, training and prevention including in the future hopefully investigations, are all searchable and accessible within the same program.

      • #9519
        John WilsonJohn Wilson
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        • Department Name: Perth Fire Services

        FDM?? I surely hope that’s not the same FDM that Ottawa was/is using. That was one horrendous piece of programming to try to use. There must be something different with what you have considering you mention mobile version….Ottawa’s felt like the equivalent to using soup cans & string as a phone.

    • #9454
      Keith WellsKeith Wells
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      We currently use FireHouse software.   We have adapted the program to generate orders rather than reports and have found it quite useful.

      It is easy to pull up statistical reports on fires prevention and fire suppression activities.

    • #9690
      Douglas HollandDouglas Holland
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      • City: Muskoka Lakes
      • Department Name: Muskoka Lakes Fire Department

      Muskoka Lakes uses FirePro2 software, we generate orders and not reports as reports are not enforceable.  FirePro2 has a module that you can use remotely, but still have to enter contraventions manually via a laptop or mobile device.  Only problem is, unless you have a mobile printer or mobile hotspot you’re still required to return to the office.  The hope is eventually there will be software development that will incorporate an inspection check list that can be completed on site.  Example, a restaurant with an occupant load of 310 persons, in the software you select on the drop down A2, then plug in occupant load of 300+, and it provides everything for that inspector to review specific to that occupancy while on site.  FSP, exits, extinguishers, commercial cooking, fire alarm ect.. And,  when the inspector comes across a contravention there is an option to take a picture with the device and sinc it with the contravention.  Once the inspection has complete the inspection software will populate all contraventions with the correct code references, inspector reviews adds in corrective actions and makes any grammatical changes required, then print or e-mails from the device.

    • #9698
      John WilsonJohn Wilson
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      • Department Name: Perth Fire Services

      Douglas, where you are hoping to get to is the same as me: enter a few defining factors and the system will provide the appropriate checklist and ability to track deficiencies and issue orders. Unfortunately, no one has come forward yet and said their software will do that for them now. Not that changing platforms is easy…..

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