Intterra is Trusted by Some of the Best
Fire agencies, Emergency Management agencies, state and national organizations rely on Intterra to keep their teams informed with up-to-the-minute situational awareness. These case studies give a firsthand account of how our customers deliver with Intterra.
The NIFC Transforms Federal Land Protection with the EGP
The National Interagency Fire Center takes on wildland fire protection initiatives with the help of federal, state, and local fire agencies. The fire center employs the Enterprise Geospatial Portal’s visualization and analysis technology to enable real-time adaptations to the service, improving processes and overall outcome.
“EGP tools fuse and display data from disparate systems like Computer Aided Dispatch, Resource Orders, Situation Reports, and Remote Sensing to provide maps and dashboards to agencies protecting federal lands.”
TVF&R Goes Digital with Structure Preplanning
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) provides fire protection and emergency medical services in one of the fastest growing regions of Oregon, just southwest of Portland. The agency revamped its preplanning process by implementing Intterra software, and has been grateful to let go of an outdated manual process.
“With more accurate preplans, EMS personnel and firefighters can more effectively respond to any incident.”
Santa Clara County Integrates for Real-time Visualization
The Santa Clara County Fire Department (SCCFD) has implemented Intterra to connect all major systems, and operational personnel together and has made it available on every device; desktop computers, laptops, and tablets.
“Intterra software has been a part of the fabric of SCCFD for 5 years. It has helped us expand our reporting capabilities, build up our planning and response data sets, and actively facilitate situational awareness in a single system, across our region.” – Kenneth Kehmma, Fire Chief Santa Clara County
Montana Fire Service Discovers Interactive Mapping
The Montana County Fire Wardens Association linked up with the Montana State Fire Chiefs Association and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation to establish an accurate picture of the lands around the state affected by wildfires and other natural hazards. This desire grew into a search for a technology solution to help them communicate all-hazard information on a map, county-by-county across the state.
“Our objective is to make Intterra Montana a one stop shop for all disciplines to access real time information from as many sources as possible during incidents as well as during routine activities.”
– Patrick Lonergan, Gallatin County Emergency Management
The U.S. Forest Service Fire and GIS Data Go Live
The challenge of coordinating resources and getting live information from isolated locations and stove-piped systems in time to make critical decisions is a constant reality for the Interagency Fire Community. Generating this information has long been an example of going “above and beyond.” For many years, Fire Planners have been rising at 2am to consult dozens of maps and reports in an effort to compile the best information in time for morning briefings.
“The most important thing is getting data out of the system,” Triplett says. “Manned, unmanned, a balloon, a kite—you still have to get the information into the hands of the firefighters.” – NIFC’s Geospatial Tech Leader, Sean Triplett
Ventura County Puts Incident and Unit Performance Metrics to Use
The Ventura County Fire Department response area covers 848 square miles, a space that’s about half the size of Rhode Island. Ventura County itself has a total land area of 1,843 square miles. Its terrain ranges from 42 miles of coastline up to an elevation of 8,831 feet at Mt. Pinos in the Los Padres National Forest.
“We used Intterra to create a common operational picture for managing the Thomas Fire of 2017, the largest fire in California history. [Intterra] enhanced our ability to see the tactical locations of approximately 150 fire apparatus resources in relation to the perimeter of the Thomas Fire.” – Chief, Ventura County Fire Department