Fire Departments Now Able to Share Data between Communities and other Municipalities


FlowMSP “MADS” allows data to be accessed and shared in real-time before and during an incident.

Streator, IL – July 19, 2018 – FlowMSP, the leading Pre-planning Platform Solution for Fire Departments, released its comprehensive, interdepartmental data sharing application called “Mutual Aid Data Sharing.”  The announcement signifies FlowMSP’s commitment to enabling fire department’s to easily gather and share critical pre-planning data which keeps firefighters safe and the communities they serve more cost effective.

4 Steps to Pre-Planning

FlowMSP significantly decreases the time and effort it takes to pre-plan, by providing firefighters with a 4 step system for capturing, tracing and identifying the data necessary for critical incident command decisions. This allows firefighters to pre-plan entire structures in under 6 minutes, using drones or simple cell phone cameras. Other data is pre-populated into the software and personnel use drop down menus to select building and occupancy data, as well as NFPA and other standard symbols for easy identification when response is needed.

Data Sharing Necessary for Mutual Aid During Emergency Response

With MADS, this data can now be shared between communities, which is necessary for mutual aid situations. Mutual pre-planning data capture and sharing by multiple departments lowers the risk to firefighter injury and increases the operational efficiency for responding units outside their service areas.

“By enabling firefighters to easily gather and then share with neighboring Fire Departments, Flow is fulfilling its commitment to keeping firefighters and communities safer.  We have customers successfully using Flow capabilities to pre-plan critical structures in under 6 minutes. Being able to collect and tie together data and imagery in such a fast, comprehensive way, is a game changer for departments who are constantly faced with budget cuts and other constraints,” says FlowMSP CEO Jason Marvel.