When looking at a replacement Fire RMS do not be anchored by the past.
Expect dramatic improvements.
A lot has changed since a Fire RMS was boxes of fields on gray screens, and was all about drop-down lists of codes, and dry reports. A modern Fire RMS can be both firefighter and administrator friendly, and smoothly support your department operations, not be a back-office chore.
Technology has significantly evolved since many of the existing Fire RMSs were created. Software designed for clunky old desktop computers is not accessible from mobile devices at home, or on the road. Lifeless incident reports are not engaging department information, nor are they nuggets of interest for the membership. Department information is engaging. Engaged firefighters are retained firefighters.
Expect far far more for your upgrade than a replacement, expect real change & progress. Your needs have changed, the software needs to have changed with it.
Look for an upgrade that provides some or all of the following:
Responserack is the modern fire RMS for volunteer fire departments.
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Responserack provides services for volunteer fire departments; member information services, incident reporting, NFIRS and so much more.