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 SIRI® 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. FireJournal 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 undergoing training? 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, FireJournal’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, FireJournal will automatically migrate that data to an NFIRS form, reducing time you need to spend entering data once you’re back in quarters.
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 (in all three categories), and as with the other categories, have them automatically added to your NFIRS 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 FireJournal, further highlighting company performance. Add tags, resources, or other data.
Track Your Incidents
Every time you record an incident into FireJournal, 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.
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 FireJournal!). 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 FireJournal 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 upgrade to FireJournal Cloud, you’ll be able to share or print forms in the format used by FEMA. A perfect, easy to read form that is easy to complete, easy to find, and easy to share.
Smoke / CO Alarm Inspection Form (coming soon)
FEMA is actively promoting the installation of smoke alarms and CO detectors in homes. Track your home smoke alarm visits with this detailed, yet simple form. Provided in several parts, capture the visit details, residence information, the status of smoke alarms and if you or a third party provides or installs them. Take photos of the residence (with permission), and organize any possible follow up. Sign off on the inspection and share it with your Fire Company, Battalion, fire prevention unit, or anyone else that should have access.
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 (Coming Soon)
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 iPad to complete the text elements as well – no typing required. If you use FireJournal 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 copy of FireJournal. You may download your own copy of FireJournal for FREE at the App Store. New forms will be released every few months (requires FireJournal 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 FireJournal and FireJournal Cloud users, ranging from advanced mapping to shift calendars, overtime tracking, and much more. (some add-on capabilities require in-app purchase).
Make FireJournal Your Department’s Go-To
Operations Management App
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.