The Charlotte Fire Department (CFD) is set to deploy Axon’s digital evidence management solution, Evidence.com, making it the first major city fire department to join the Axon network.
CFD delivers fire suppression, emergency medical services, technical rescue including urban search and rescue teams, hazardous materials mitigation, fire prevention, domestic preparedness, fire/EMS safety education, and fire investigation programs.
From 42 fire stations, including two stations at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, the CFD provides protection to a population of over 800,000 residing in 300 square miles of Mecklenburg County.
The department’s arson unit will be the first to deploy Evidence.com services as part of a larger proof of concept, with an order received in the second quarter of 2018.
“We’re always exploring new, innovative ways to better serve our community,” says City of Charlotte Fire Chief, Reginald T. Johnson.
“By enhancing efficiency and improving connectivity with our community safety partners, we ensure the City of Charlotte’s fire service remains among the best in the country.”
(Learn More. Fire Chief Reginald Johnson was recently named the 17th chief at the Charlotte Fire Department. Take a look inside his listening tour as he meets with firefighters and tours Charlotte’s fire stations. Courtesy of City of Charlotte and YouTube. Posted on Jun 11, 2018.)
“Axon’s mission to protect life stretches well beyond law enforcement,” says Axon CEO and founder, Rick Smith.
“By offering a connected network to law enforcement, medical, fire, EMTs, and security, these public safety professionals can all join forces to share evidence and get to the truth of a situation faster.”
Axon is a network of devices, apps, and people that helps law enforcement and first responders become smarter and safer.
Their mission is to protect life and their technologies give law enforcement and first responders the confidence, focus and time they need to keep their communities safe.
Axon products impact every aspect of a first responders’s day-to-day experience:
In the field
- Axon Conducted Electrical Devices offer a less-lethal intermediate use of force response and our body-worn and in-car cameras collect video evidence to capture the truth of an incident; and our mobile applications enable simple evidence collection.
At the station
- Axon secure, cloud-based digital evidence management solution allows officers and command staff to manage, review, share and process digital evidence using forensic, redaction, transcription, and other tools.
In the courtroom
- Axon solutions for prosecutors make collaborating across jurisdictions and agencies easy so that cases can be resolved quickly.