Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Deploys Spotted Dog Technologies’ Rover Mobile Platform through The Leary Firefighter Foundation Grant
Wednesday, March 21, 2019 – New York, NY – Through a grant made possible by The Leary Firefighter Foundation and Spotted Dog Technologies, the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department (PFVFD) in Maryland has rolled out the Rover Incident Response Platform and Mobile App to its staff of 100 first responders. Prince Frederick was one of three grant recipients to receive the award through the 2018 Spot-a-Hero Campaign in which member of the community nominated their local volunteer department to win the grant.
Expressing his gratitude to The Leary Fire Fighter Foundation, PFVFD’s Fire Chief, Joe Della-Camera said, “The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department has been afforded an opportunity from the Leary Foundation that will allow us to better serve our community with the implementation of the Rover System by Spotted Dog Technologies. Although we are in the initial stages of deployment, our department has successfully integrated the Rover System for our members.”
The Rover Platform and Mobile App is used by fire, rescue and EMS agencies to send emergency alerts to the mobile device carried by first responders who can easily notify the department that they are available to respond to a call with the touch of their phone screen. Rover automatically sends the responder’s status and credentials and, as responders travel to the fire house, incident command receives a real-time countdown of their arrival time and can track them via GPS on the app or through a monitor at the station.
Chief Della-Camera continued, “The support provided by The Leary Foundation and Spotted Dog has allowed our department to quickly deploy this tool which has allowed for better coordination during emergency incidents, immediate notification of messages pertaining to department business and other vital features such as hydrant locations and pre-plans at our fingertips,” he said.
The two other winners of the Spot-a-Hero Grant were Piggott Fire Department in Piggott, Arkansas and Elk Ridge Volunteer Fire Department in Elk Ridge, Utah. Rover is currently used by over 25,000 first responders at 500 agencies in the U.S., Canada and Australia. For more information, visit www.SpottedDogTech.com. For information on Leary Firefighter Foundation, visit Learyfirefighters.org
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Spotted Dog Technologies is a leading provider of emergency response solutions that transform the way public safety and first response organizations manage and mobilize resources. The company’s cloud-based Rover platform facilitates communication between dispatchers and first responders to decrease incident response time and improve outcomes. The company’s digital solutions are used by over 25,000 first responders throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia. Visit SpottedDogTech.com for more information.
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