Lakewood Fire District 2 prepares for the future with Mi-Forms
Established in 1933, Lakewood Fire District 2 is located in Washington State, about 40 miles south of Seattle. Each year they respond to thousands of calls in their suburban district. According to federal guidelines, Lakewood is required to gather and report specific data about each of these incidents. Currently this data is submitted as part of the National Fire Incident reporting system. However, in the next few years that system is likely to be replaced by the far more detailed National Emergency Medical Service Information System (NEMSIS) which will interface with local EMS solutions via the XML standard. This change presents fire departments like Lakewood with a serious challenge in meeting data-entry requirements. As a result, many facilities are currently investigating mobile data capture solutions that will allow them to get vital information straight from the emergency scene into their back-end databases.
Download the case study to discover how Lakewood Fire is using Mi-Forms for electronic "long forms" and "short forms" electronic “ to give firefighters and EMTs the ability to quickly enter vital statistics on the patient’s health progression directly on-site and en route to the hospital.