Fire Department locations are not networked. There is no e-mail within the department. Fire Department administrators access information from the CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) System through dial-in lines.
Connect all Fire Department facilities to the Metropolitan Area Network.
Estimated Annual Impact:
Cannot be Estimated
Estimated Implementation Costs:
Barriers to Implementation:
Lack of IT staff in the Fire Department to accomplish the implementation.
Develop network specifications in conjunction with the City’s central IT department, issue a request for proposal, and select a vendor for implementation.
Networking the Fire Department’s facilities is essential to improve communications and enabling the achievement of future operating efficiencies.