Fire Journal™ is an uncompromising and easy-to-use application for anyone in the fire service. In today’s complex world where accountability is becoming part of our everyday lives, Fire Journal removes the complexities that take the joy out of managing a career or fire station. Easily create both public and private journal entries, track every incident, and create forms that support NFIRS, NIMS, NFPA and other fire service requirements. Once you start using Fire Journal, you’ll never have to worry about managing your career.
Every journal function has been designed with your career in mind:
Record the activities that relate to your work day. From morning lineup meetings to evening apparatus maintenance, every aspect of your day may be recorded and searched for at a later date. Use the built-in mic to record your entries without using a keyboard. Add tags, the other members of your crew, and images to complete your entries.
When you’re working with individuals in the community, some of your actions may become important for tracking at a later date. Participating in a public safety fair? Working with kids at the local elementary school? Visiting older adults to share fire safety tips? All of these activities should be managed in a journal. Fire Journal offers more than just a journal – it’s a pocket snapshot of your entire working career.
Work with the other members on your shift to ensure proper communication. Who is on vacation? Who is assigned to a training session? When is your rookie going to deliver his next drill and demonstrate his integration with the other members in your fire station? This is a perfect place to add entries for union activities, training, or staff meetings.
Record the key details of each incident type:
Separate from data provided while en route to an incident, Fire Journal’s ability to properly and completely capture the details of each incident is one of its most capable functions. As you enter key data for each incident, Fire Journal will automatically migrate that data to an NFIRS form, reducing time you need to spend entering data once you’re back in quarters. (CAD capabilities are coming soon to Fire Journal Enterprise.)
Supplement your ePCR data (if you use it) with medical response details (HIPPA aware). Take down the critical department required data on date, time, place, actions taken, and what took place. Add supporting details, including photographs (coming soon), and as with the other categories, have them automatically added to the appropriate incident forms.
The next time you respond to a physical resuce, confined space extrication, or similar incident, you can create a unique entry that stands out whenever you need to track your company’s response metrics. Each of the three main categories will auto-populate in the maps section of Fire Journal, further highlighting company performance. Add tags, resources, or other data.
Track Your Incidents
Every time you record an incident into Fire Journal, the details are saved to a map that details each response your fire company handled. Over time, you can begin to visually track your incidents, which may lead to changes in how you manage your prevention or EMS activities. A visual map is a powerful method of reviewing the trends for any type of emergency response. Need details? Tap on any response pin and the details from that run will appear.
Map by Incident Type
Not only will the incident details visually track your response history, but each type of run will be clearly presented. Fire, EMS, and Rescue incidents will be highlighted. Filter options allow you to focus in on a specific type of response. Interested in only your EMS runs – tap the EMS icon and only those specific incidents will be displayed.
Review Incident History
Tap on any displayed incident pin and see the address, incident number, date and time. Want more information? Tap on the incident “info” button and all of the detail from that incident will appear in an expanded window for your review. It’s powerful stuff. Add comments in the incident journal entry, and your accountability is squared away.
NFIRS Form(s) - Coming Spring 2019
Put away the pen. Now, as you enter incident data into your journal, relevant information automatically populates into a NFIRS basic form (included with all versions of Fire Journal). Tap on any completed incident in the browser and a partially populated NFIRS form appears. Complete the remaining required fields and the form is ready to upload directly to NFIRS (requires Fire Journal Cloud). Or, share the form with your fire prevention, research, or legal department with a simple tap. All NFIRS forms remain associated with the incident and are easily retrieved whenever you need them. When you subscribe to Fire Journal Cloud, you’ll be able to share or print forms in the format used by government agencies. A perfect, easy to read form that is easy to complete, easy to find, and easy to share.
Community Risk Reduction Form (Coming Spring 2019)
Fire departments across the country are learning how to execute a new fire safety process called “Community Risk Reduction” (CRR). This process starts with analysis of at-risk neighborhoods or streets, progresses to outreach efforts (school visits, etc.), and extends into home inspections and installation of smoke alarms and CO detectors. The CRR form in Fire Journal is ideal for inspection of homes and gathering data as part of a CRR initiative. Gather data from each home visited and when you use Fire Journal Cloud, see the results in graphical reports. Additional forms will be released over time.
ICS-214 Unit Log
The ICS-214 is essentially a daily log of what you and those members in your unit did. Anyone participating in a campaign fire will be required to complete a 214 log report for each day they are working and for the entire operational period (typically 12 or 24 hours). The FireJournal ICS-214 log changes how you create this form and it’s never been easier. Not only will you enter the data in each section, but you can talk into your iPad – no need to type! Each ICS-214 can be added to your incident journal. If you use FireJournal Cloud!, you may export your form in the GOV approved format and share it with the incident Ops, IC, or designated officer (or any group).
Red Cross Smoke Alarm Form
The American Red Cross is working throughout North America to reduce the threat of fires in homes. As part of the program, they gather information from each installation. Now, for the first time, you can work with the Red Cross, and instead of manually completing each form, create a digital version. You can talk into your iPhone or iPad to complete the text elements as well – no typing required. If you use Fire Journal Cloud, you can export the form in the approved American Red Cross format and share it with the region you’re working with.
The forms listed here are just several examples of content available when licensing a FREE copy of Fire Journal. New forms will be released every few months (requires Fire Journal Cloud), and include a wide range of topics, from hiring to brush clearance to NIMS and NFPA forms. Other advanced capabilities will also be available to Fire Journal Cloud subscribers, ranging from advanced mapping to shift calendars, overtime tracking, and much more. (requires in-app subscription purchase).
Make Fire Journal Your Fire Department’s Go-To Operations Management Application
Progressive fire departments are transforming the way they collect and share data. Make FireJournal the tracking and accountability solution for your entire agency. What types of apparatus do you utilize? How many platoons are used? What are your local incident types? How many fire districts, division, or bureaus do you have? Your ability to customize these and other elements within FireJournal is nearly unlimited. To learn more about acquiring FireJournal and FireJournal Cloud for your fire department, please contact us.