Data! Decisions based on reliable information! Objective, not subjective decision making! Data! Your information collection system provides data that drives objective decision making. Now, how are you leveraging your department's data?
The IAFC is conducting a research survey on how Fire Departments are leveraging their incident data. Do you use incident data to justify budgeting or staffing? What pieces of data are important for you and your executive leadership? What gaps exist between where you are now in data utilization and where you want to be?
If you work with incident data, please take a moment to complete this survey. In the coming months, the IAFC will look at data collection and how departments leverage their data. Your survey responses will help us determining future actions to create resources and information for your job.
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Thank you in advance for supporting this effort and remember, reliable data is the foundation for building a great service plan.