The Demographics module allows departments to enter their agency profile information into the system, and then search other department’s profiles for comparison and contrast purposes.
This module allows you to review other methods of departmental operations regarding day-to-day activities, funding, staffing according to call volume, staffing according to population served, and so on.
Note: The Demographics Module is included for those customers using the Fire Package, EMS Package, or Fire & EMS Package, and with VISION Risk Assessment.
Setting up your agency’s profile allows you to compare your data to the data from other agencies who have collected the same data points. Filling out the profile with as much data as possible ensures that accurate comparisons can be made.
- Select ‘Agency Profile’ from the upper left-hand navigation.
- Begin by selecting ‘General’. The forms will guide you through the setup process.
Note: You may exit the form at any time by clicking the ‘x’ icon, clicking the gray area outside the form, or by clicking on the dark gray navigational button again. Information in a field is auto-saved once the user moves on to the next field.
- Complete as many fields as possible in each form, using the table below as a reference:
- Once the forms have been completed and saved, the Agency Profile will appear in a read-only mode (see example below). Fields that were not filled out on the form will be displayed with a lighter gray label, on the screen, but will not print.
|Head of Department||Agency personnel in the highest ranking position|
|Person Completing Survey||Personnel creating agency’s profile|
|Telephone & Fax||Contact numbers|
|Agency Notes||Text field for additional information|
|Agency||Career, Combination, Federal or Military, Industrial, Other OR Volunteer|
|Number of Stations||Number of manned stations|
|Annual Budget||Approximation of the department’s annual budget|
|Profile Privacy||Departments can specify what, if any, profile information is to be shared, or viewable, by other departments.|
|Option 1. Allow other agencies to contact me for more information||Enabling this option will allow other departments to see contact information.|
|Option 2. Allow agencies to view my survey information||Enabling this option will allow other departments to see information entered into your profile|
|Residential Population Served||Total number of people who live in the department’s response territory.|
|Source of Data||Source of the residential population figure, such as the Census|
|Year of Data||Date for the residential population figure|
|Daytime Population Served||Total number of people who are in the response area during the daytime.|
|Source of Data||Source of the daytime population, such as the Census.|
|Year of Data||Date for the daytime population figure.|
|Area Served (In Square Miles)||Agency’s response area.|
|Average Per Capita Income||Dollar amount of the served population’s annual income.|
|Population Density in Percent||Response area’s breakdown of population types (must total 100%)|
|Property Types in Percent||Response area’s breakdown of property types (must total 100%)|
|Number of Calls per Year, by Type||Enter values accordingly.|
|Number of Companies in Each Call Class||For the response area, the number of companies within the department that respond to calls accordingly to call volume.|
|Annual Fire Property Loss||Enter value accordingly.|
|Number of Non-Call Activities||This refers to non-call activities, such as fire inspections, fire prevention visits, and station tours, per year.|
|Fire Fighter Casualties, Incident Caused||The number of Fire Fighter deaths and injuries due to an Incident response, per year.|
|Civilian Casualties, Incident Caused||The number of Fire Fighter deaths and injuries due to an Incident response, per year.|
|EMS Level||The highest level of care provided in the pre-hospital environment.|
|EMS Transport||Yes means your agency transports patients on a regular basis. No means your agency seldom transports patients.|
|What is your response time goal?||According to the NFPA 1710 & 1720, in minutes.|
|What percent of your calls must reach that goal?||According to the NFPA 1710 & 1720.|
|What is your actual response time within that percent?||Real-world response rate, in minutes.|
|Response Time Data Source||What resource is consulted for the response information provided?|