Placer County Fire Department Chooses RadioMobile for Mobile Tracking and Communication
New system reduces response times; improves resource tracking and accountability, interoperability with CAL FIRE
By: RadioMobile, Inc.
"The ability of IQ Flex to integrate with the CAL FIRE system built by RadioMobile was key," said Brian Mackwood, Division Chief for the Placer County Fire Department, a cooperating agency of CAL FIRE's Nevada-Yuba-
PCFD's eight career and five volunteer fire stations, provide all risk fire and emergency medical services to a 475-square-mile territory with a population of 58,000 residents and businesses in unincorporated Placer County, California. The diverse geographical region presents inherent hazards ranging from flooding in the valley regions to major transportation portals, recreation areas, and the ever-present threat of large damaging wildfires in the wildland urban interface (WUI) of the foothills and mountain regions. Through a long-standing Cooperative Fire Protection Agreement with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), PCFD integrates state and local firefighting resources, career and volunteer, into an effective combination fire department.
The PCFD solution includes IQ Flex, a service hosted and maintained by RadioMobile that provides a secure connection to the computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system and relays dispatch messages and status updates between the CAL FIRE Peraton (Northrop Grumman) CAD system and the responding units. Each mobile unit is equipped with a tablet running RadioMobile's IQ Mobile application software providing real-time incident dispatching, mapping and navigation, vehicle locations, status updates, and mobile messaging.
"We are happy to have Placer County Fire join our family of fire & EMS clients," says Jim Moore, CEO at RadioMobile. "With IQ Flex, we eliminated the need to purchase, install and maintain servers and software on-site, making it easier for them to get the system up-and-running quickly."
RadioMobile's IQ Flex is a hosted subscription service initially designed to meet the needs of small and medium sized Fire & EMS agencies. IQ Flex provides state-of-the-