Bart van Leeuwen joined a virtual chat with SmartFireFighting.com, hosted by Kevin Sofen. Together with Chief Dan Munsey and Andreas Huber he discussed the use of data in the fire service.
Data swirls around fire operations—resource deployment, turnout times, response times, minimum staffing levels, funding, and exposures. Data also comes up when we’re asked to “prove” what we already know about our operational capability! But how do we capture this data, and how do we use it to make meaningful decisions?