Create an Agency Profile

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.

The Demographics Module is included in the VISION product. For more information on VISION, please contact a Emergency Reporting sales representative for a price quote.

 

Step 1

Click My Agency Profile from the header bar.

Step 2

Click the navigational buttons on the left of the page to begin entering your agency data.

 

“General” form field descriptions:

FIELD DESCRIPTION
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 Type 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

 

“Zoning” form field descriptions:

FIELD DESCRIPTION
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%)

 

“Response Time” form field descriptions:

FIELD DESCRIPTION
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?

 

“Staffing” form field descriptions:

FIELD DESCRIPTION
Hours per week Select correct hours from the dropdown
Shift Schedule Enter in the shift schedule used by the suppression staff. If multiple shift rotations are used select the best fit for your agency.
Number of Companies Enter in the total number of full time staffed companies. If an apparatus is cross staffed (one crew responds in one of two apparatus depending on the call type) pick the single company that best represents the activity of that company.
Staff needed per shift Enter data for each line item.
Personnel by Type This section is intended to collect basic statistics of how your agency is staffed. Count full time staff only, and count volunteer / part time staff as FTE (i.e. a person who works 20 hours a week would be counted as .5 of a position)

Step 3

Click Done

The Agency Profile is now saved, and available to other departments according to the Privacy Options specified. Changes can be made to the Profile, as needed.

 
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