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by Sheri McDonald
Mike Speiser, a Eugene computer programmer and volunteer firefighter, is helping to bring emergency responders into the digital age.
A decade ago, he created software called EnRoutePro that created electronic versions of the detailed paper maps that emergency responders use to get quickly to a fire or medical emergency.
Now, Speiser is releasing version 2.0 of the software, which provides area maps, building drawings and other site-specific information, plus more sophisticated help, such as notifying responders of new incidents, turn-by-turn directions to the site, and tools to help manage people and equipment on the scene.
Speiser has just started selling the latest version of the software. It has the potential to improve the safety and efficiency of emergency response operations, local fire chiefs said.
“It makes the job safer,” said Terry Ney, chief of Lane Fire Authority, the fire safety and medical emergency responder for 36,000 residents living in a 276-square-mile area of Lane County, west of Eugene.
“It should make our firefighting more efficient, which should equate to less damage and less property loss,” he said.
Ney and Randy Wood, chief of Santa Clara Rural Fire Protection District, have been sharing their ideas and comments about the software with Speiser for at least six years.
EnRoutePro’s software links to a fire agency’s dispatch center, so users are alerted of Read More
EnRoutePro 2.0 New Video
Keeping firefighters safe while at the same time increasing effectiveness – particularly with rural departments where volunteer firefighting is predominant – is at the top of every fire chief’s mind.
EnRoutePro 2.0 provides the integration of three essential needs: response, information, and scene management.
EnRoutePro in Iowa
Reaching out to the midwest, EnRoutePro is featured in the August 2017 issue of Iowa Firefighting Magazine.
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