VENTURA, Calif., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — InciNotes™ version 1.0, the breakthrough ICS 201 Incident Documentation System for Apple’s iPad, has been released to the App Store, and is available for purchase. InciNotes Co-founders Will Spyrison and Chris Warner are proud to help bring the 21st century to Emergency Responders.
InciNotes™ is the first ICS 201 Incident Documentation System designed specifically for the iPad. Based off a proven ICS documentation procedure, InciNotes™ brings incident documentation technology innovations to Emergency Responders who traditionally use paper forms, changing the way Incident Documentation is done. The application enhances the decision-making power of the Incident Commander by simplify the documentation process and highlighting important information, allowing the Incident Commander to keep his focus on the safety of his or her crew.
InciNotes™ provides the tools to make it easy for the Incident Commander to document his or her Leader’s Intent.
InciNotes™ provides comprehensive ICS 201 & ICS 214 documentation tools in an iPad application for “All Risk Incident Management”, including: Real-Time Weather reports to obtain a spot weather forecast from National Weather Service; Instant Reports that can be distributed by the Incident Commander to dispatch, division supervisors, or other ICs; Resource Tracking, including logging briefing times, division assignments, time ordered and arrived, and tools to maintain appropriate work/rest ratio; Map Sketching overlaid on Apple’s iOS Maps, providing a spatial view of the Incident’s perimeter, division locations, and other points-of-interest; and many other exciting features.
Future InciNotes™ Enhancements & Applications
The InciNotes team has plans for even more exciting features in upcoming versions. Already planned for version 1.1 are exciting features like After Action Reviews; the ability to retrieve and download your spot weather forecast directly from the National Weather Service to InciNotes™; Management Objectives as a distinct feature from Operational Objects; and the ability to Export Sketch Data to images and a variety of GIS formats. Future versions of InciNotes™ already in the planning stages are for the ICS 215 and 215A forms, and an InciNotes™ HAZMAT ICS 201 Documentation System.
Here is what Emergency Responders are saying:
“InciNotes is taking Incident Commanders into the new age of technology. It is a tool that will allow an Incident Commander to adapt to an era of “On-Scene” digital Information gathering, sharing, and management. There is real-world application that can be used in any situation that requires you to stay in command and control of an incident.” – Oscar Vargas, Hotshot Captain and Type 3 Incident Commander
“InciNotes will revolutionize fire world and catapult the Incident Commander into the technology age. InciNotes makes keeping track of your decisions and data as easy as the push of a button. InciNotes Co-founder Will Spyrison has taken his expertise and knowledge and packaged it into a great program that will make life so much easier for those who command the incident.” – Jerry Byrum, Training Captain Santa Paula Fire Department