Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) has today launched a new Incident Activity Mapping Portal (IAMP) that will allow users to search the type and number of incidents attended by the Service in any given location of Derbyshire.
In answer to the Governments call for greater transparency in public services, the Service launched the new addition to its website today. Users will be able to visit the IAMP portal and key in a geographical location, or postcode, and see displayed the number and type of incidents DFRS attended in that location by quarter.
Speaking following the launch of the IAMP portal, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Gavin Tomlinson said: “We are really pleased to announce the launch of the new Incident Activity Mapping Portal today following many months of hard work behind the scenes.
“The new system will allow Derbyshire residents to check an area for incidents attended by the Service, much in the same way as they already can in respect of police incidents.
“Our Business Intelligence Team explored many options to provide incident data to our communities, but felt it important to replicate the same search criteria and neighbourhood areas as used by our colleagues at Derbyshire Constabulary to aid the user experience.
“I’m proud to say that Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service, enabled by continued collaboration at joint fire and police headquarters, is the first fire and rescue service to develop an incident portal aligned to the same geographical areas used on the police.uk site.”
Incidents are updated every three months (quarterly) retrospectively for instance, the quarter 1st January to 31st March 2017 will be available on or after the 15th April 2017. The period from the 1st to the 15th allows for incidents to be completed and checked by DFRS statisticians prior to publication.
The new IAMP portal can be accessed by visiting the Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service Website > About Us > Incident Activity Mapping Portal and clicking on the access link. Alternatively you can visit IAMP by following this link http://www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/about-usour-vision/our-performance/incident-activity-mapping-portal/
An instructional video along with frequently asked questions is available online to aid the user experience, along with a dedicated email address for any comments or questions. DFRS will monitor and review the new portal and make any amendments to aid user experience as required.