Spatial Analysis of Incident Database

GIS is a graphic database tool that allows for rapid analysis and visualization of data. An important creative use of GIS software involves geo-coding of fire district dispatch calls by specific call type to determine “hot spots”, nature of calls and needed responses, all information important in needs assessment and fire district planning. The skills gained by NP&V in these studies can be applied to any incident database to assist emergency responders in addressing the needs of their constituents.