Asset Management Module (AM) comprehensively manages all department
The FDM AM module dynamically tracks inventory stock levels by automatically increasing quantities in stock and decreasing stock levels when assets are used.
Fully integrated with FDM’s Stations, Apparatus and Personnel tables and the Preventative Maintenance Module, for full information flow and single-point entry of all asset related information.
Automates inventory records, requirements, maintenance procedures and uniform and equipment issues.
Maintains detailed equipment capital costs records.
Tracks ongoing asset location histories, recording on an event basis and keeping a history of all transactions.
Automatically differentiates between classes of assets.
Allows for user defined attributes for each class of items including cost, date of purchase, supplier, serial/model number, etc.
Tracks classes of items as durable assets, such as apparatus, portable equipment, SCBAs, etc. or consumable assets such as badges, medications, etc.
Assigns assets to an employee, apparatus or location such as a building or warehouse, and reassigns assets, such as from employee to warehouse.
Provides the ability to:
create user-defined forms.
query and create user-defined reports of any data.
bill for consumed assets during events, from an Incident report.
The Equipment module lets you execute the business processes required to manage your department’s assets. This includes automated tracking for equipment, supplies, as well as any key user-defined asset information such as style mode, manufacturer, etc.
Permits viewing of historical data on each asset to spot usage trends and other key indicators.
Works with barcode devices for the most efficient inventory control.
Tracks invoices, including products received providing the ability to trace the cost of an asset.
Tracks asset groups as kits or containers to simplify maintenance in ambulance or apparatus compartments.
Integrates with other modules such as the Preventative Maintenance Module, allowing trackable assets to be scheduled for routine inspection without the need for duplicate data entry.
In October 2011, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue (TBFR) presented the departments first ever Strategic Master Fire Plan to City Council, approved as TBFR's guiding document for for the next 5 years.
Using the FDM GIS Analyst software, the Fire Station Location Analysis resulted in the strategic recommendation to relocate one of eight existing fire stations in order to achieve improved response coverage to the citizens of Thunder Bay.
The FDM GIS Analyst produced results that were accurate and definitive, allowing TBFR to confidently present a plan that clearly identified achievable apparatus response coverage and also to make recommendations for improvement to specific areas of The City of Thunder Bay.
Greg Hankkio, Deputy Fire Chief, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue