Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service combines GIS with workload modelling and risk analysis
Cadcorp Workload Modeller and Risk Modeller selected alongside Cadcorp SIS Desktop
SFRS selected Cadcorp as they required a supplier that could integrate GIS and Ordnance Survey® data with specialist fire service analysis software. Combining mainstream geospatial analysis with workload and risk modelling allows the fire service to significantly extend their in-house capability.
Workload Modeller is being specifically implemented to assist SFRS in meeting their annual degradation plan. This will involve running a series of models to ensure that appliances are situated where needed and crewed at the right times. The resource sets are then adjusted to analyse the impact of a reduction in the number of available appliances.
Risk Modeller will allow SFRS to analyse risk throughout the county. Combining a range of data, including incidents and demographics, the fire service will create risk maps to support a targeted response from the Performance and Assurance teams. The risk maps will be developed further as additional data becomes available.
The capability of the software to connect to a wide range of data sources provides a significant benefit to the fire service. In addition to Ordnance Survey data, SFRS are loading a range of business overlays directly into SIS Desktop from Microsoft SQL Server, allowing spatial queries and thematic maps to automatically update.
David Askey, Risk Planning Analyst at SFRS commented: "Cadcorp offers an integrated system to aggregate and analyse data. SIS Desktop, combined with Workload Modeller and Risk Modeller is a package that is intuitive to use and is an excellent fit with our requirements."
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Cadcorp is a British software development company focused on geographic information system (GIS) and web mapping software. It offers a complete suite of products - the Cadcorp Spatial Information System® (Cadcorp SIS®) - addressing all phases of spatial information management. Cadcorp SIS is available worldwide through a network of Cadcorp partners and via a direct sales team in the UK, Cadcorp is an approved GIS supplier on G-Cloud.