Customer Testimonials

Discover all the ways our customers are succeeding with ER across the country.

Detailed case studies.

Northwest

Ron Lindroth, Fire Chief

Central Valley Fire District (MT)

“As a Fire District committed to meeting the emergency services needs of our community in a professional and cost effective manner, the need for accurate data and metrics is essential. The former records management system we used allowed us to push data in with a bulldozer, but limited pulling it out in a useful metric with tweezers.

“Now that we’ve switched to Emergency Reporting, we have a comprehensive RMS that allows the data entered to be used in a wide array of applications. The data assists us in in strategic planning, the ISO survey, preplanning, and our community risk analysis.

“I have found Emergency Reporting to be responsive to our needs. The ER team is a dedicated group of professionals committed to designing an RMS for the needs of an ever-increasing, complex fire service.”

 

David LaCelle, Lieutenant/Fire Code Official

City of Jerome Fire Department (ID)

“When our department was using FIREHOUSE Software, the majority of our fire and life safety inspection records were on paper. Then we made the change to Emergency Reporting, which has streamlined our inspection process and record keeping. I no longer have to search extensive paper files for records. Our inspection reports can be completed on site, signed and emailed or printed on a portable printer. I no longer have to make an extra trip back to the building to hand deliver reports.”

 

Nick Henle, Firefighter, EMT, EMS Training Coordinator

Yakima County Fire District #4 (WA)

“I am pleased with how fast my issue was taken care of. This helped me stay on top of my normal daily duties and not worry about having to take care of things over the next few shifts.”

 

Southwest

Jim Rebitski, Assistant Fire Chief

Black Forest Fire and Rescue (CO)

“Before Emergency Reporting, we were like a typical fire department and using a lot of books and binders. Being able to manage information, do inspections and do inventory – and not have to fill out paperwork that needs to be transcribed – has allowed us to manage much more effectively for the last five years. It’s made my job much easier.”

 

Rick L. Young, Fire Prevention Officer/Investigator Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department (CO)

“We switched from our old software program to the Emergency Reporting system 5 years ago, and it has been a great asset to our agency. ER is so easy to use and very powerful; inspections can easily be completed in the field or before departure. Anything we can do to make things safer and more efficient for our responders will enhance the safety of the community as a whole.”

 

Jason Robitaille, Fire Chief

Calaveras Consolidated Fire Protection District (CA)

“Emergency Reporting has become an essential tool for our organization. As a Fire Chief I am able to check the status on several programs in a short period of time. The analytics function has allowed me to determine what deployment strategy is most appropriate for our District. I recommend ER to anyone looking to enhance their record keeping ability.”

 

Southeast

Scott Flitcraft, Training Chief

Panama City Fire Department (FL)

“After years of using FIREHOUSE Software, the inadequacy of certain aspects led us to switch to Emergency Reporting, and we have been thrilled with the outcome.

“We began by instituting incident reports and the daily log feature in early 2016. Then we began to utilize the other features, one month at a time, and now are fully keeping almost all records on ER. We are able to track our fractile times to determine how we are doing according to ISO and their recommendations regarding dispatch, turnout, and response times.

 

“We had our ISO visit in July of 2017, and as this was my first ISO audit in my current position, my stress level was at an all-time high prior to the audit. But with ER, the process was incredibly simple compared to the horror stories of years past. The function of running a search for the types of training ISO is concerned with and filtering out all others made my life easy. The hours tracked for each of our members for Driver/Operator Training, Hazmat Training, Facilities Used at our Training Academy, Company Training, and Officer Training were all able to be filtered out and downloaded into an Excel spreadsheet.

 

“A huge ‘Thank You’ is owed to ER’s developers, staff, and trainers. The incredible program we now have at the Panama City Fire Department is simple to use when completing fire reports, EMS reports, training entries, occupancy management information, inventory and maintenance. We are able to better track our times to see where improvements can be made and where ‘pats on the back’ are deserved. And having the ability to access the program from anywhere is a huge benefit compared to the old days of being attached to a server. Thanks, ER!!”

 

Joe Mera, Deputy Fire Chief

Leesburg Fire Rescue (FL)

“I have personally used a total of three fire department RMS systems in the course of my career and Emergency Reporting is by far the best! We have had nothing but a wonderful experience since moving from our old product to ER. Crew members literally finish NFIRS reports on the way back from a call riding backwards. It’s super easy, customizable, expandable, and they listen to customers!”

 

Scott Russell, Captain

LaBelle Fire Department (FL)

“Emergency Reporting is a very simple system to use. When putting in a Fire Report there are many boxes and places to make sure you get all the information you need. It works great for keeping all training files together, and the maintenance program is a nice feature to have so you don’t have spreadsheets everywhere. Thank you for a great product.”

 

Mike Brubaker, Fire Chief

City of Loudon Fire Department (TN)

“We had our previous software for 12 years before switching to Emergency Reporting about a year ago. It’s so much easier to use as we speed right through reports. We are able to save time because all of our paper reports are consolidated now; daily apparatus checks, pre-plans, maintenance and the occupancy module…all can be completed in the field with iPads so we can input more data, faster, on the spot, including pictures. We paid more for this system, but it was well worth it.”

 

Sean Reardon, Captain

Lincoln County Fire Protection District (KY)

“We decided to go with Emergency Reporting about a month ago and we are loving it. It’s very user-friendly and makes it easy to manage your station. We run a total of seven stations and Emergency Reporting works perfect for us.”

 

Northeast

David Kaplan, President

Morris County Alliance of Active Fire Chiefs (NJ)

“The Morris County Active Chiefs Alliance in New Jersey has seen a number of different systems over the years, but they were not user friendly and were expensive, as each module was sold separately. After some research, our group contacted your sales representative, who gave a demonstration and had any interested parties run a demo version. Immediately, the departments that decided to use your product advised the group of how satisfied they were and how easy the system was to use. ER offered many of the everyday reporting modules needed for the fire service, such as LOSAP, maintenance, training, and more. ER has now been in Morris County since 2013, with the majority of fire departments using the system. We continue to hear nothing but good feedback. The Morris County Active Chiefs Alliance continues to promote ER and is extremely satisfied with its performance.”

 

Bill Gaughan, Asst. Fire Chief

Peters Township Fire Department (PA)

“We used FIREHOUSE Software for over ten years, and now our time to complete basic incident reporting is substantially less than before. We are also capturing data at a more useful level. We are very pleased with the ease of use of ER.”

 

Donald A. Brucker, Chief Deputy Fire Marshal

Allegheny County Emergency Services (PA)

“We are a unique ER user. Our department is Emergency Services, made up of a county 911 center, Emergency Management, EMS, County Haz-mat, Fire Training Academy and the Fire Marshal’s Office (investigations & inspection). Every division uses the ER product. ER has proven to be very easy to learn, making data entry extremely simple and NOT time consuming. As for the cost of ER, it’s a more reasonable cost compared to the other systems we worked with. In addition, you get a lot of bang for your buck.”

 

Captain John C. Harriott, Sr.

Harris Gardens Fire Co., Union Beach Fire Department (NJ)

“We use Emergency Reporting for every call, inventory, service equipment, members certs, calendar, personnel information and more. It makes life easy for our department!”

 

Brian P. Kazmierzak, Chief of Training/Battalion 5C

Penn Twp. Fire Department (PA)

“We switched from FIREHOUSE to Emergency Reporting in 2012. ER is by far the easiest and most flexible fire RMS on the market. It’s simple and easy to use, with no-nonsense reports and analytics. We no longer waste time with data entry, server issues, or getting data out! It is all seamless with ER.”

 

Randy Schmucker, Firefighter

Keating Fire Company (PA)

“I’ve been using Emergency Reporting for about 2 years for our PennFIRS reports and it’s really easy to navigate and keep track of everyone’s calls, etc. I also like that it’s web-based and you can access it from anywhere you want.”

 

John Painter, Administrator

Walnuttown Fire Co. (PA)

“I don’t know what I did wrong but Emergency Reporting’s customer support had it resolved fast and I was back doing reports in no time. If this was FIREHOUSE I would be waiting at least 24 hours.”

 

Ann Harach, Administrator

Blue Rock Fire Rescue (PA)

“Emergency Reporting is so much better than FIREHOUSE!! I get to talk to an actual person when I call or I get a fast e-mail response. LOVE YOU GUYS!”

 

Great Lakes Region

Christopher Sewell, Fire Chief

Flossmoor Fire Department (IL)

Several years ago, I was completely frustrated with our RMS. It was written in an antiquated database, and you couldn’t get the information you needed. Despite continued promises by the vendor that things were going to change, it never got any better. Thus, my mission to find the right RMS began. I reviewed all the software packages out there and landed on Emergency Reporting. From cloud-based access and storage, reporting, interfacing with our CAD and ePCR, etc., ER has been everything I envisioned and more.”

 

Shawn Young, Fire Chief

Western Holmes County Fire District (OH)

“Emergency Reporting is so user friendly – I would never go back to one of their competitors!”