Fire Accountability by Robert Ruff (Universal)
Released: Apr 5, 2013
Version: 3.01
Size: 7 MB
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Fire Accountability

Robert Ruff
Fire Accountability is the only app on the App Store that is designed to be used on real fire scenes. Our app is no gimmick or gadget to just play with, and never actually implement. Fire Accountability has been installed on over 15,000 devices, and is currently being used to manage real fire scenes around the world. At a fraction of the cost of a magnet or velcro board, you can now take incident management to a whole new level in the palm of your hand!

The app is user friendly, and fully customizable. Fire Accountability can be set up for your department’s operations in minutes. In the Set Up screen, you will have the option to pre-program up to 50 companies. This simple feature allows the app to be adapted for use in systems ranging from large metro departments to the smallest rural departments. Whether your department uses engine companies, team numbers, or a combination of the two, Fire Accountability will work for you. While still in the Set Up screen, select a Benchmark Time, your default email address for time stamped logs and you’re ready to Command your first incident.

Fire Accountability works great with BLUE CARD!

Simplicity is the key. Fire Accountability utilizes simple drag and drop technology to track crews. After selecting from one of dozens of structures type configurations, Wild Fire or Dive Rescue, the user will be taken to the Accountability Screen. This is where you will stay, until the conclusion of your incident. In the Accountability Screen, you will find a visual representation of the incident that you've selected, divided into divisions, along with your pre-programmed companies. As you assign units, just drag and drop them into their divisions. Using the “NEW” company icon, you can add as many companies to your incident as you need. It all happens right there. No jumping from screen to screen. The user will have a clear look at all of their companies, at all times.

Fire Departments can now create and save up to 14 custom screens. Use these screens for events, specific structures, technical rescues, etc. Imagine rolling up to the local hotel and having a screen already built and pre-planned for YOUR building. This feature has taken Fire Accountability to a whole new level!

Fire Accountability also assists Fire Officers in managing MAYDAYs. The MAYDAY function is one of dozens of great features imbedded in the app. Fire Accountability will also remind you to perform key functions, as the incident progresses. As you complete tasks like conducting a primary search, hooking up to an FDC, assigning a Safety Officer or contacting utilities, the application tracks your progress. Forget one of these critical tasks and Fire Accountability will alert to remind you. The accountability screens also contain a running timer, to help you track your time on scene. At your pre-selected benchmark times, the app will alarm reminding you to conduct a par, re-assess or confirm your strategy. All these features packed into one simple screen!

Other "behind the scenes" features include an UNDER ROOF TIMER, REHAB TIMER and an UNDER WATER TIMER, for divers. When you drop a company inside of a building, an internal timer starts. After the crew has been inside for 20 minutes, the timer will activate causing their icon to flash white and blue until they exit the building. When a crew has been sitting in rehab for 30 minutes, their icon will turn green, indicating that they should be ready to be recycled. As divers are under the water, their icon will turn green, yellow, then red the longer they are under. All these features packed into one simple app is making tactical worksheets obsolete!

Fire Accountability can be used on iPads as well as iPhones. However, iPhone use intended for training purposes only. It is not recommended to manage actual incident scenes on an iPhone.

What's new in version 3.01
Fixes the Benchmark Alert Bug
Adds ability to delete companies in settings
Our verdict: Meh!
  • Fire Accountability is a poorly rated app (2.5-star).
  • The app is pricier than similar apps available on the App Store.
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