Greer, SC - Greer Fire Department 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.
"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 Greer 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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Today, the City of Greer Fire Department has 42 full-time members expertly trained in fire prevention, firefighting, rescue, fire inspection, hazardous material response, and emergency medical response. Three stations (including the shared Pelham-Batesville Station) stocked with state-of-the-art equipment allows the department to cover approximately 25 square miles and respond to more than 3,200 calls annually. The Department, which carries an ISO Class 2 rating, has a dedicated group of firefighters who undergo regular training.
Promoting fire prevention and safety within the community is an important part of the Department's mission. Educational programs reach more than 6,000 residents every year - from school children who tour the stations to senior citizens who benefit from smoke detector installation. The Department is also helping to train the next generation of firefighters through its Explorer Program, which invites young people to ride trucks and attend training to learn more about the Department and its duties.
To see press and media assets for East Contra Costa's launch of Community Connect, please see the program's files & downloads page.