We want to transform firefighting.

We’re on a mission to arm fire agencies with big-data solutions so they’ll be better informed, more flexible, safer, and ultimately more valuable to their communities.

Our Purpose

Intterra started on fire. Our team, our tech, and our spirit formed around the need to get reliable information to the fireline faster than was possible back in the day. We had each been challenged, frustrated, even heartbroken by the need for critical intel to save homes, lives, communities, watersheds, wildlife, and firefighters.

When firefighters are racing against disaster – and every emergency is someone’s personal disaster – they need to know what’s around the corner, what’s likely to happen next, where the hazards are located, who’s next to them in the dark, and how to get out safely. That’s our mission, our vision, our strategy, our tech, our metric, and our bottom line: helping get information to the people who put their lives on the line to save others, as fast as technologically possible.

Who We Serve

Supporting Broad Fire Service Initiatives

Enterprise Geospatial Portal

In Association with the U.S. Forest Service

Intterra is used to protect our nation’s forests. Over 6,000 firefighters access Intterra to monitor, cooperate, support, and protect the lands governed by the United States Forest Service.

Visit the EGP

Fire Data Lab

In Association with the Western Fire Chiefs Association

Intterra is the platform selected by the Western Fire Chiefs Association to support a broad data sharing initiative between fire agencies to enable best practices and expansion of big data use in fire service around the country.

Visit Fire Data Lab

 

The History of Intterra

Intterra Company Timeline

Intterra is born

2010

Co-founders Kate Dargan, David Blankinship, and Brian Collins develop the Intterra software platform with Dan Walton.

Intterra goes to work with the National Interagency Fire Center

2010

Intterra is chosen as the platform for the Enterprise Geospatial Portal for the U.S. Forest Service.

Two Firsts for Firefighting

2010

Working with Ventura County, real-time infrared technology enables firefighting through heavy smoke, and the first real-time incident mapping directly between the aircraft and fireline.

Innovation

2010

Intterra releases multi-incident collaborative mapping and briefing tools for regional and federal collaboration.

Intterra doubles in size

2012

Major City Tools

2013

HazMat, USAR, reporting, and inspection tools are rolled out.

Tualatin Valley Standardizes on Intterra

2013

All core functions are integrated using the Intterra platform: CAD, AVL, RMS, preplanning, analysis, performance reporting, and Standards of Cover.

Multi-Mission Aircraft

2014

The State of Colorado uses Intterra to pass infrared, photos, and video from the aircraft to firefighters on the incident in near real time, both day and night.

Intterra doubles in size again

2015

Intterra is used for interagency support during Super Bowl 50

2016

Accolades

2016

Santa Clara County Fire wins award for their coverage of Super Bowl 50.

Partnership with Western Fire Chiefs Association

2017

Awarded 2-year Public Safety Communications Research grant for Innovation Acceleration in Analysis.This research will create a data comparison center focused on using live data to advance the effectiveness of fire agencies through data analysis.

Created the Fire Data Lab with the Western Fire Chiefs Association

2018

Providing innovative, live analyses between public safety organizations.

Leadership

Meet the Intterra leadership team dedicated to enabling firefighters and emergency responders to fight fires with better info.

Brian Collins

Co-Founder, CEO

Brian started his career serving his country as a U.S. Marine. Up until founding Intterra with Kate Dargan and David Blankinship in 2010, he held positions in both commercial and public sector organizations working on and leading major projects for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, SRA International and The Boeing Company. Brian has been CEO since 2016.

Kate Dargan

Co-Founder, Chief Strategist

Kate at age 18 began her career as a firefighter and worked her way up to the top post of California State Fire Marshal, a first for women. She is an awarded leader in public, elected, and non-profit organizations and has served on many boards and commissions related to public safety, wildland fire, and community grassroots efforts. Kate was CEO of Intterra from 2010 until 2016.

David Blankinship

Co-Founder, CXO

David is a 22-year veteran of the Geospatial industry. He started in the utilities sector, then spent 10+ years as the Senior GIS Analyst for Colorado Springs Fire. While there David deployed across the country supporting disasters and major incidents and thinking about how to get information to decision makers when they needed it, no matter where they were. As the CXO, David leverages best practices in user experience and innovating new ways to improve it – communicating from an executive and technical level with Public Safety Organizations and the Intterra dev and ops teams.

Daniel Walton

Chief Technology Officer

Dan started his career at Raytheon, where he made good use of his electrical engineering degree from Texas A&M. In 2003 he moved into software product development, and spent time in the semiconductor industry before moving into client/server-based development. Today Dan leads the product development and R&D functions for Intterra.

Molly Hausmann

Chief Operating Officer

Molly began her career working in management consulting for Accenture and then Oppenheimer Funds where she specialized in IT solutions implementation, vendor management, and program/project leadership. At Intterra Molly drives all operational activities that relate to customer success: onboarding, product support, and account management.

Leadership

Meet the Intterra leadership team dedicated to enabling firefighters and emergency responders to fight fires with better info.

Brian Collins

Co-Founder, CEO

Brian started his career serving his country as a US Marine. Up until founding Intterra with Kate Dargan and David Blankinship in 2010, he held positions in both commercial and public sector organizations working on and leading major projects for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, SRA International and The Boeing Company. Brian has been CEO since 2016.

Kate Dargan

Co-Founder, Chief Strategist

Kate at age 18 as a firefighter and worked her way up to the top post of California State Fire Marshal, a first for women. She is an awarded leader in public, elected, and non-profit organizations and has served on many boards and commissions related to public safety, wildland fire, and community grassroots efforts. Kate was CEO of Intterra from 2010 until 2016.

David Blankenship

Co-Founder, CXO

David is a 22-year veteran of the Geospatial industry. He started in the utilities sector, then spent 12+ years as the Senior GIS Analyst for Colorado Springs Fire. While there David deployed across the country supporting disasters and major incidents and thinking about how to get information to decision makers when they needed it, no matter where they were. As the CXO, David does hands on work to ensure clients are successful using Intterra software.

Daniel Walton

Chief Technology Officer

Dan started his career at Raytheon, where he took his electrical engineering degree from Texas A&M. In 2003 he moved into software product development spending time in the semiconductor industry before moving into client/server based development. Today Dan leads the product development and R&D functions for Intterra.

Molly Hausmann

Chief Operating Officer

Molly began her career working in management consulting for Accenture and then Oppenheimer Funds where she specialized in IT solutions implementation, vendor management and program/project leadership. At Intterra Molly drives all operational activities that relate to customer success: on boarding, product support and account management.

Would you like to learn more?

Start typing and press Enter to search