Android app provides firefighters with GPS-based driving directions to an emergency
Firefighters continue to develop technologies for the fire service, this time with the FirefighterLog app available for download to Android devices. The app converts text dispatch data into Google navigator and provides firefighter-engineers with GPS-based driving directions to an incident, said Patrick Jackson, the app’s developer and a career fire engineer with the Rocky Mount (N.C.) Fire Department.
“You now can see where your fire/EMS call is when you are dispatched by text message,” Jackson said. “Many firefighters may not know where every street is in their territory — especially for volunteers — so this app can give them a quick look at where the call is and save them time as far as finding out where to go.”
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