Grants Pass, OR - Grants Pass Public Safety & Fire Services has been working closely with technology partner First Due to release Community Connect, an application focused on protecting residents and their property in the most effective way possible during an incident or major disaster. Community Connect is a secure, easy to use platform that allows residents to share critical information about their household in order to aid first responders and emergency service personnel to respond more efficiently and effectively; ultimately resulting in better incident outcomes. In addition to the residential portal, Community Connect also helps business owners and managers keep people at their commercial properties safe by giving First Responders access to critical documents such as evacuation procedures, occupant rosters, hazardous material lists and more. Additionally, designated contacts at properties that joined the program will receive immediate alerts via text message when First Responders are dispatched to the building address.
"Community Connect is a secure, easy to use platform that allows residents to share critical information about their household in order to aid first responders and emergency service personnel to respond more efficiently and effectively"
Community Connect is completely voluntary and residents are individually able to decide which information they are comfortable sharing. Residents simply create a profile and enter critical property and occupant information which is then made available to public safety agencies at the time of dispatch. Data provided by resident's within Community Connect is 100% secure and is used only for the purpose of better serving the resident during emergency situations.
For more information about the program and to create a profile for your household, please visit Grants Pass Community Connect.
First Due is on a mission to end first responder and citizen injuries due to a lack of information. First Due is focused on providing solutions for Fire and EMS agencies and the communities they serve, all with the goal of ensuring optimal preparedness for disaster situations.
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The mission of Grants Pass Fire / Rescue is to prevent the loss of life and damage to property from fire, accidents, medical emergencies, and natural disasters through a comprehensive program of public education, awareness, enforcement, and emergency response.
When things do go wrong, we are ready to respond quickly 24/7 year-round from three public safety centers strategically located within our community. Each station is staffed using a rotating "3 platoon" system ensuring a minimum staffing of 2 firefighters at each station for each 48-hour period. One Battalion Chief supervises these personnel. The total minimum staffing for any given shift is 7 full-time firefighters.
Grants Pass Fire / Rescue is staffed by 30 full-time employees (including supervisors, fire officers, firefighters, and fire prevention employees) who are all hard working, engaged, and dedicated professionals who take a great deal of pride in serving our community. As a hallmark, we hold a commitment to providing excellence and place the highest priority on customer service.
To see press and media assets for Grants Pass' launch of Community Connect, please see the program's files & downloads page.