The world of the fire department relates strongly to solid and tangible things. In this context one likes to think of personal protective equipment, portable pumps, rescue equipment or emergency vehicles – a dream of sorts on four wheels with rotating emergency lights and siren. Intangible things like software are (unfortunately) not (yet) very important in firefighting.
In the current discussion on the subject of digitization, the use of information technology is gaining more and more traction. Organizations such as fire departments, rescue services and the police are increasingly seeing the need for and added value of digital support: both in pre- and post-processing, but also increasingly in on-site operations. The new generation of managers who came of age with these technologies is already making efficient use of the potential of software – both in everyday life and in challenging situations.
For more than 15 years, Rosenbauer has been dealing with issues of digitization and the provision of both standardized and customer-specific software solutions. As a manufacturer of fire fighting technology and equipment, developments in this area are an important addition to the existing product range. Information technology will not replace water-based extinguishing in the future, but it will provide important support in coping with a wide variety of application scenarios.
Step by step to customized application software
Many factors are necessary for the development of a good software solution. In addition to the technical components that form the basis of every development, many other qualities and abilities such as commitment, vision, creativity, but also a lot of diligence are required as well. At Rosenbauer, cooperation with the customer is particularly important, as is clear and effective communication. This is the only way to successfully implement software projects.