Applying RFID Systems to Firefighting Services

Firefighting service professionals put themselves in fast paced, high pressure, life or death circumstances daily. They are on the front lines of every fire, risking their lives so that when a fire starts, it can stop as soon as possible, and victims of fire damage can be taken out of harm’s way.

GAO RFID understands that there is a rising need at firefighting organizations for solutions to tackle the common challenges faced each day in the field including:

  • Managing Equipment
  • Managing Inventory
  • Managing Personnel
  • Controlling Access

Each firefighting service organization is tasked with providing quick and impactful services while continuously striving to become more safe and cost-effective. Our experience in customizing RFID solutions may be able to help provide better visibility of assets and personnel and aid in automating many of the workflow processes within the organization.

Exploring RFID for Firefighting Services 

In the fast-paced world of firefighting it’s important to have the most straightforward system possible for keeping people safe while keeping track of the equipment and resources used daily. In order to ensure that the focus is always on the most important parts of any firefighter’s job of keeping people safe and putting out fires, it’s extremely important to have an efficient system, so that more time is spent helping people and less time is spent tracking down personnel and important resources or equipment. GAO RFID’s experience in customizing the capabilities of RFID can be used to explore and develop solutions to ensure maximum security and efficiency in every firefighting services organization.

Applying Asset Tracking

When a fire starts and someone calls 911 it’s important to be able to get to the place that’s on fire as quickly as possible, before the problem gets worse. Proper maintenance and an effective means of tracking equipment is an important part of creating the best possible environment for firefighters; knowing exactly where equipment is kept, and preventing loss and damage of equipment ensures that precious time isn’t wasted, and firefighting efforts are effective.

Work schedules have to be kept track of, and any accidents that happened while on the job, major or minor, have to be reported, properly documented, and stored. It’s important that documentation is properly kept, so that it can be accessed whenever necessary.

With our experience in deploying RFID technology to track assets, a way to ensure that equipment is properly taken care of may be developed, thereby preventing the loss or damage of equipment. Upon its implementation, it will also make it easy to locate documentation quickly and efficiently while keeping documentation safe, visible, and easily accessible.

Applying People Tracking

The safety of not only the victims of fires, but firefighting professionals is an important part of any fire and rescue service organization. In order to ensure the safety of all, it’s important to be able to keep track of who’s off fighting fires, who’s not working today, and who’s on site. RFID Tags can be used to verify the identity of visitors and employees, pinpoint the location of personnel, and provide maximum visibility and security, whether at the firehall or on-site responding to a fire.

Applying Access Control

Once someone calls 911, and fire fighters leave their fire station to put out a fire, their safety is a consistent risk. When fire fighters are on-site waiting for their next opportunity to put out a fire, it’s important that the on-site location is as safe as possible, and assets are protected from theft or damage. By using the fundamentals of RFID technology to access control, we may me able to provide a great way to control access to facilities, and make sure that only authorized personnel are wandering the premises. We may be able to develop a solution that allows your security team the opportunity to maintain a database of employee and visitor activity and control access to designated facilities.

Integrating with your Fire Fighting Services System

By combining our RFID expertise and your organizations’ experience and existing systems, we are confident that we can demonstrate a way in which RFID can empower you to make your organization safer and more efficient for the staff at your fire fighting organization. The developed solution can be deployed as a standalone solution or it can be integrated with other software solutions, according to each customer’s needs.

At the core of our solution is GAO RFID’s AUTO-ID Engine, which incorporates middleware and essential RFID functions that perform RFID data collection and information processing. Our AUTO-ID Engine seamlessly integrates with a wide variety of information management systems so that you can access the data it collects directly via the system or systems you currently have in place.

Our team of professionals will use our hardware and system integration expertise to integrate the GAO RFID Solution with your IT architecture. The result will be an RFID solution that is seamlessly unified with your emergency management system.

We can work with you to integrate the RFID tracking data collected form our custom solution with today’s leading information management systems in your industry.

List of Relevant Information Management Systems

 

Contact us for more information on how our RFID Fire Fighting Services System can be configured for your organization.