Firefighters have a lot more to keep track of than just fires, accidents and disasters.
They also have equipment they need to keep track of and maintain, stuff that can sit unused for weeks but which must work perfectly the next time it’s needed. There are oxygen tanks, masks, hoses, ladders, gloves, boots, hooks, radios, helmets and axes, not to mention all the of equipment on a truck that controls water and handles communications.
All that equipment and the need for its readiness has created a nice little niche for Macedonia-based Station Check, which makes a software-as-a-service product that it says helps departments keep track of their equipment and its maintenance.
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Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Written by Dan Shingler.
Originally published September 23, 2018.