Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) benefit from using Cadcorp SIS Desktop and Workload Modeller for a range of GIS analyses. Cadcorp SIS is used to carry out various tasks including production of thematic maps, hotspot maps and a variety of routing calculations. Cadcorp Workload Modeller is used to analyse the impact that any resource changes have on operational performance.
SFRS approached Cadcorp earlier this year to provide a third party quality assurance service on the data, methodology and results of modelling options for fire cover in Surrey.
In order to complete this project, SFRS supplied Cadcorp with the incident and callout data for the service, the base model and the results of each modelling scenario. Initially, Cadcorp verified the data by loading the incidents and callout files into a clean database and checked the creation of the routing database. Cadcorp went on to review the output of each scenario and provided SFRS with a report including the base model review, associated comments, overall recommendations and any suggested improvements for each scenario.
Sally Wilson, Head of Intelligence and Mobilising, SFRS said, “We’re committed to ensuring that any fire cover analysis at SFRS is conducted to the high standard that the public deserve. Third party validation is an important part of this process. We really appreciated having the support of Cadcorp on this project who were able to provide the assurance that both our data and results were of a high standard, as well as providing recommendations for future work”.
Martin McGarry, managing director, Cadcorp said, “We are delighted with the feedback that we got from SFRS. Fire Services have a challenging time adapting to changes in resources and demand, and we’re pleased that we can support our customers during this process”.
Geographic information is increasingly becoming a strategic and operational resource for police, fire, ambulance and other rescue services. To find out more, visit the Cadcorp website.
About Surrey Fire and Rescue Service
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service carries out fire and rescue services on behalf of Surrey County Council, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service looks after approximately 1.18 million people, spread across 1,676 square kilometres, in a county which includes several large urban areas, such as Guildford, Redhill and Woking. Surrey has around 103 kilometres of motorway and two major airports are nearby.
As well as providing an emergency response service to those who live, work and travel in Surrey, the Service focuses efforts on education, prevention and protection. The aim is to minimise and, where possible, to prevent damage to property, heritage, the environment, and most of all, serious injuries and loss of life across Surrey.
Cadcorp is a British software development company focused on geographic information system (GIS) and web mapping software. It offers a complete suite of products – the Cadcorp Spatial Information System® (Cadcorp SIS®) – addressing all phases of spatial information management. Cadcorp SIS® is available worldwide through a network of Cadcorp partners, via a direct sales team in the UK and is an approved GIS supplier on G-Cloud.