Leveraging Data in the Fire Accreditation Process

Recorded Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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Webinar Description

Chief Spirlong discusses what steps the Surprise (Ariz.) Fire-Medical Department (SFMD) has taken to optimize their fire RMS for their Public Safety Center’s (CPSE) accreditation process. There is a brief accreditation overview, contrasting rural vs urban response areas and fire demand zone discussion.

Kevin outlines how SFMD defined risk for each type of incident and how you can create effective response force (ERF) numbers. The webinar also highlights report creation for measuring baseline performance.

This webinar is for those who are looking to use their fire RMS data to streamline their efforts in the department accreditation process.

About the Presenter

Kevin Spirlong

Kevin Spirlong

Division Chief of Strategic Planning, Analytics & Emergency Management, City of Surprise (AZ) Fire-Medical Department

Over the past 23 years Kevin has held a variety of positions/assignments including: Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, Training Officer, Accreditation Manager, Battalion Chief and adminstrative Chief Officer. He received an AAS Fire Science Degree in 1997. Graduate of the Phoenix Fire Department Training Academy class 01-2 & he has been a paramedic since March 2003.

Additionally, he is a Level 1 Peer Assessor with the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) & recently completed his fourth site visit in April of 2018. Kevin’s current assignment is in Administration working days, for the City of Surprise Fire- Medical Department (SFMD) as Division Chief of Strategic Planning, Analytics & Emergency Management.

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