Indonesia: GIS used for real-time fire response information sharing

Indonesian firefighters are now using GIS to share real-time information
Image of a fire in Indonesia
Image Credits: Global Fire Monitoring Center

Firefighters and field officers in Bekasi, Indonesia, can now collect first hand data and share real-time information by using the newly deployed GIS data capture application.

This application enhances the awareness of the firemen about the in-situ situation and facilitates the department heads’ decision making on deployment. As Futuregov Asia reports, it "also allows users to edit, measure, query and display spatial data."

"The Department is responsible for protecting and securing the safety of its citizens. Besides fire control missions, the Department also has to prevent any kind of disasters, maintain infrastructures and provide related counsels in a timely way," still according to Futuregov Asia.