You can save hundreds of hours with fire engine maintenance apps

By katie simpson on July 8, 2014

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Working in fire safety, keeping your community safe is your first priority. Keeping people safe requires more than great firemen but also equipment. Your fire truck alone needs inspections on the hydraulics, air brakes, and it’s 3,000 mile check just to name a few. While these are rote inspections, one slip up can put your firemen at risk.

Switching to a mobile app service can let you do all of these checks on your smartphone or tablet. There are tons of benefits that include:

Faster maintenance inspections

Switching to a mobile app will make your routine maintenance inspections faster. Why? With paper, you have to find the right form and take down all the notes on paper. After, you have to file the form. Worse, you could be spending time filling out this information into a database. Paper maintenance inspections are slowing your volunteers or employees down.

With a mobile app, simply grab your smartphone or tablet. You can have all your engine maintenance apps right there. Choose the form that you need, and start filling it out. You don’t need to spend 15 minutes searching for the right form: it’s available whenever you need it.

In addition, mobile apps provide additional features to make your fire engine maintenance inspections go more quickly. These include:

• One click photo capture
• Automatic date and time stamps
• E-signatures
• Checklists
• Required fields

Many phones and tablets also have speech to text features. Your volunteers or employees can speak into the device and all the information will be clearly printed for them. With all these features you’ll not have faster maintenance inspections, you’ll also enjoy fuller and more accurate information in each form.

Real time information

Working in fire safety, you know that every second counts. Yet paper forms take additional time to fill out and access that information. Not only does it make it difficult to maintain compliance, this slow process makes fixing your equipment slower.

Switching to a mobile app will give you this information in real time. Every finished maintenance inspection is sent directly to the cloud. There you can view all the information, from text descriptions to photos and signatures in an easy to read PDF.

Mobile maintenance inspections and forms make it easier to find information. Instead of spending time looking for a form, you can do a simple search. With GoCanvas, you can have every finished form named by entries from that form. For instance, you can automate your app to name your maintenance inspections by date and inspector. Looking for inspections from July? Simply search the month and you’ll find what you need in seconds.

When every moment matters, get the information you need now. You’ll save time while keeping your firefighters and community safe.

More thorough maintenance inspections

In maintenance inspections, human error happens. Perhaps a form comes back with one section skipped, or the wrong engine was inspected. While we all make mistakes, these errors put your department and your firefighters at risk and potentially out of compliance.

Mobile apps ensure you are protected and can keep your employees or volunteers safer. With mobile apps, you can have required fields. Even if someone skips an entry by accident, they won’t be able to submit the maintenance form. With this, mobile apps ensure you get complete information each and every time.

In addition, our additional features ensure your information is validated. Automatic time and date stamps prove that inspections occurred when they needed to. Photos provide visual confirmation that your equipment is ready and up to code. Not only do these features make routine inspections faster, but also ensure you are protecting both your community and your department.

As a fire department, you keep your community safe 24/7. Our latest fire engine maintenance apps allow you to keep your department safe and up to code quickly and easily. Whether you use iOS, Android, Windows, or Blackberries, you’ll enjoy more accurate information in real time, as well as faster routine maintenance.

With our fire engine mobile apps, you’ll save hours with less administrative work. Spend your time on what matters most: keeping your community safe.

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