- klausmayerParticipantNovember 17, 2015 at 11:28 pmPost count: 9
We all know our local hydrants and have hydrant maps but BART is a great tool if we are outside of our assignment area on a support call or as a strike team because it can show the nearest hydrants at your current location. If all hydrants in Victoria would be loaded into BART, every firefighter with the BART app could locate the nearest hydrants regardless where they are in the state.
Some brigades have already added hydrant and waterpoint locations with the Marker feature and it would be great if more brigades use this feature. A simpler option would be if brigades request their districts to support a request for water boards or GIS to provide all hydrant locations to be uploaded into BART and maybe all other providers. CFA has enough members to apply some bottom up pressure to make this important information available to all firefighters.
- klausmayerParticipantDecember 21, 2015 at 8:46 pmPost count: 9
I had to upload the hydrants for our assignment area myself and they become available immediately this way.
Now that Bart has announced it will charge users, I can’t see that CFA will officially request hydrant locations to be made available for upload into a commercial system that charges volunteers for making their community a safer place.
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