Fire response mapping

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The Village of Skokielinois Fire Department provides services to over
63,000 residents and is part of a Mutual Aid Agreement with surrounding
communities. In order to provide the best possible service, Skokie’s
Fire vehicles need to be equipped with detailed street maps outlining
not only its own community, but the surrounding communities as well. For
instance, if surrounding communities have low bridge clearances, one
way streets, or other obstacles, the Village needs to know in order to
proceed to the call safely and efficiently. The Village’s Geographic
Information System (GIS ) provides this street map.

Coinciding with the street map, inset maps of highly populated areas
are provided detailing hydrant locations, addresses and even unit
numbers of large condominiums and apartment complexes. Parking lot
layouts, curbs, and medians are also outlined to supply the most
information to the Fire Department so more educated decisions can be
made.

Fire response mapping

Blog_Fire_response_mapping.png

The Village of Skokielinois Fire Department provides services to over
63,000 residents and is part of a Mutual Aid Agreement with surrounding
communities. In order to provide the best possible service, Skokie’s
Fire vehicles need to be equipped with detailed street maps outlining
not only its own community, but the surrounding communities as well. For
instance, if surrounding communities have low bridge clearances, one
way streets, or other obstacles, the Village needs to know in order to
proceed to the call safely and efficiently. The Village’s Geographic
Information System (GIS ) provides this street map.

Coinciding with the street map, inset maps of highly populated areas
are provided detailing hydrant locations, addresses and even unit
numbers of large condominiums and apartment complexes. Parking lot
layouts, curbs, and medians are also outlined to supply the most
information to the Fire Department so more educated decisions can be
made.