The Hayward, California Fire Department has chosen BIO-key’s FireRMS records management system to aid its firefighters at the city’s nine stations to better keep up with incident reporting as well as to track the certification and training required of first responders.
Department Implements BIO-key Solution to Improve Reporting and Address Academy Training Needs
WALL, N.J., – BIO-key International, Inc., the leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, announced that the Hayward, California Fire Department has deployed FireRMS, the world’s leading records management system for fire and EMS, at all nine stations in the city. With the implementation of the system, Hayward Fire personnel benefit from streamlined incident reporting, full compliance with national reporting guidelines and integrated management of training records for firefighters.
The decision to purchase BIO-key’s FireRMS came on strong recommendation from surrounding agencies that already use the BIO-key system. Hayward Fire sought to replace an outdated system that did not provide the tools that the command staff required to effectively do their jobs, and chose FireRMS for the task. The new BIO-key system provides a tightly integrated set of solutions to help manage all aspects of the department.
“We had an old system that just didn’t provide the reports that we required,” says Deputy Chief Michael Hyde. “After speaking with neighboring agencies, it became clear that BIO-key’s FireRMS system for records management was the best solution. Today we are rolling out the incident reporting modules, which have been well received by our users.”
Hayward Fire will deploy the Training Module in the next phase of implementation, providing a powerful tool to track the classes and certification records required for first responders.
“We are proud to have Hayward Fire as a customer and look forward to serving them for years to come,” says Mike DePasquale, CEO of BIO-key. “Our portfolio of fire solutions and our ‘best of breed’ partner offerings will allow Hayward Fire to grow with us as their requirements evolve.”
BIO-key develops and delivers advanced identification solutions and information services to law enforcement departments, public safety agencies, government and private sector customers. BIO-key’s mobile wireless technology provides first responders with critical, reliable, real-time data and images from local, state and national databases. BIO-key’s high-performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise data to improve security, convenience and privacy and to reduce identity theft. Over 2,500 police, fire and emergency services departments in North America use BIO-key solutions, making BIO-key the leading supplier of mobile and wireless solutions for public safety worldwide. (www.bio-key.com)