The Active911 community has been going strong for several years now; we have have talked with users over the phone, Facebook, Skype, Google Hangouts, and email. This year we realized that no matter how much we get to know a person through all those different avenues, nothing beats a good strong handshake! So we packed our bags and hit the road!
Our first stop was FDIC in Indianapolis, IN, and was that ever an eye opener! We talked to many Active911 users everyday. It was awesome to hear the stories of how people were putting Active911 to work in their departments. I recognized some of the names of the people stopping by as folks I talk with regularly. Almost everyone wanted to pull out their device and show us what was going on back at their departments. We had some show us unique uses for the app and it’s features, like uploaded preplans with 360° photos of classrooms in local schools. In return, we were able to demo some of the new features that are coming out this year, the first of which are due out in the coming week or so in the Scheduling and Assignments release.
As we are about to roll out these new features, we will be on hand to demo them once again directly to the Active911 community! This next week, we will be at Firehouse Expo in Baltimore, MD. Stop by to say hi, show us what your department has done with Active911, and talk about new and upcoming features.
For those of you who can’t make it to Baltimore next week, we may be in your neck of the woods soon! Here is a list of where you can find us the rest of this year.
Firehouse Expo – Baltimore, MD – July 16-18
APCO 2015 – Washington, DC – August 17-18
Fire Rescue International – Atlanta, GA – August 28-29
EMS World – Las Vegas, NV – September 17-19
FireShows West – Reno, NV – October 7-8