Smart Fire Department

The Smart Fire Department could be one aspect of a Smart Government scenario. Intelligently networked objects such as smoke detectors, smartphones, surveillance cameras and drones can support the work of the fire department thus leading to tracking behaviour, enhanced situational awareness, sensor-driven decision analytics, process optimisation, optimised resource consumption, complex autonomous systems.

Type of content: Assets
Type of asset:
Use case
Big data potential
Policy domains: Justice, Legal System & Public Safety
Phase in the policy cycle:
Policy Design and Analysis
Open license availability
Tags: Smart work Process and resource optimisation
SWOT Analysis for
Smart Fire Department
Helpful Harmful
Strengths• Focusing on cyber physical systems, such as fire protection systems, for the control of the operational forces.
• Emergency rescue teams and security staff can be directly detected and geo-located as well as remotely controlled in large-scale emergency situations.
• Smart assistants support on-site.
• Autonomous robots and drones could also be used wherever there is high risk for human action.
• Intelligently networked objects such as smoke detectors, smartphones, surveillance cameras and drones automatically detect certain conditions and report them to the control center
• Smart clothing and other wearables can quickly alert in dangerous situations: Smart firefighter glasses and displays in helmets provide emergency personnel with additional information and predictions that provide guidance. (e.g. in the search for the fire alarm center of a building).
• Enhanced Situational Awareness
Weaknessesow ease of use
• Development needs effort and time
• Financial expenses required: smart government is about the complete redesign of paper based processes with digital record and workflow management systems, e.g. relying entirely on virtual objects
• Insufficient scientific foundation
• Research & development capacity
• Sensor-data enables behaviour tracking
• Insufficient political prioritization
Opportunities• The effect of intelligently networked objects, cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, and the Internet of Services will substantially change politics, administration, economy, and society
• Better prepared for challenging and unpredictable situations
• Reduce risk of human casualties
• Innovation potential and impulses
• Novel intelligently networked objects
• Novel intelligently networked services
• Innovative cyber-physical systems -Increases in efficiency
• Cost and fee reductions
Threats• Uncertainty vs. winning implementation
• Disruptive nature of changes
• Lack of permanent funding
• Lack of acceptance and participation
• Strategic exploitations of fears of transparency
• From the perspective of public sector informatics and business informatics, until now the opportunities and risks of smart government have neither been systematically captured nor comprehensively developed.

Open data - Download the Knowledge base

You are free to download the data of this Knowledge base.

To do this you must be an authenticated user: log in or sign in now.

All the data are licensed as Creative Common CC-BY 4.0.