How One Arizona Department is Revving Up Its Data

Recorded February 15, 2018
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Webinar Description

Hear about how one agency is getting started on working with their data to improve operations and justify their goals. Brenden Espie, Assistant Fire Chief with City of Surprise Fire-Medical Department in Arizona, discusses: capturing NFIRS data, transferring ePCRs across jurisdictions and using heat maps, charts and monitors to provide real-time, visual data on display in executive offices – all with a software system that is easy to use both in the field and at an administrative level.

Chief Espie covered:

  • How their new system justifies the change from their old system
  • Configuring forms to enable response time reduction
  • Working with CAD integrations
  • Offline capabilities
  • Prevention and Fire Inspections

About the Presenter

Brenden Espie

Brenden Espie

Assistant Fire Chief

Brenden has a long history in the fire service. As a child, he often tagged along with his uncles at the local volunteer departments in upstate New York. Shortly after high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and obtained a job a firefighter. Brenden served his 4-year enlistment at Luke Air Force Base. While he served at Luke, he obtained the prerequisites needed to test for the local municipal agencies. Shortly after, Brenden was offered a job with the City of Surprise in August 2001.

Since his initial academy, Brenden has risen through the ranks to Assistant Fire Chief of Planning & Logistics. Some of the specialties Brenden has spent time in throughout the last 18 years are: Special Operations (HazMat), record systems management, Fire Prevention and Homeland Defense. In 2008, Brenden was one of the team members associated with the implementation of electronic patient care reporting (ePCR). This was a big move for the organization and took many hours of oversight. As an Assistant Fire Chief, Brenden has now focused his efforts on data systems and reporting capabilities.

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