Lapu-Lapu uses Android tablets to track fire incidents

As fire prevention month kicked off yesterday, March 1, the City Government introduced a new system to monitor the fire incidents here in the Lapu-Lapu.

Every time the firefighters respond to a fire incident, they do their reporting using Android devices. They fill in the built-in standardized questionnaires, save and send it to the server at the IT office. The data will be immediately updated.

A built-in standardized questionnaire on the Android tablet to be filled-in by the responding fire units.

The digital data will then be exported to be viewed on Google Earth or in an Excel format. Thus the whole report of the fire incident will be contained in one file. The details include the location, time occurrence, arrival and departure of responding team, owner, casualty, injury, photos, and all others. The exact location can also be pinpointed using GPS.

Through Google earth, data can easily analyzed and come up with such information as barangays with the most incidents of fires.

The data collected will allow city planners to come up with a comprehensive plan to strengthen fire prevention measures in the city.

Other things that can be monitored using the system include the required Evacuation Center Inventory by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), road projects, and dynamite fishing.

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Angie Amodia

Admin Aide at Lapu-Lapu City Hall.