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Information Technology (IT)

​IT Section is responsible for:

The Information Technology section (IT) of the Communications/IT Department division, develops and maintains networks and systems infrastructures for CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department.  IT supports over 100 remote facilities, including:

  • Fire Stations, Camps, Air Base Operations
  • Emergency Operations Centers and Emergency Command Centers
  • Mobile Communications Units

The equipment and operating systems managed by IT support mission critical applications:

  • Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Dispatch Printing Systems
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Specialized applications that facilitate safety operations
  • Rugged computing equipment designed to operate in the field 

One Example: 

​An example of a field system supported by IT is the Mobile Computing Platform.  The mobile computing platform consists of rugged GPS-enabled Laptop systems (MDC's) mounted in Fire Response vehicles (pictured above). This equipment uses specialized software for locating emergencies, planning routes, and performing inspections. Additionally, there is a centralized system for tracking vehicles and incidents in relation to each other.